Sunday, May 17

Lineup....Sans Lugo

The Sox will be fielding makeshift lineup for today's 4pm game against the Mariners. Youk and Ortiz are still absent, no surprise there, but also out of the lineup is Julio Lugo. Lugo came out of last night's game in the 7th with what they're calling a "hip flexor/groin issue". Whatever it is, it doesn't sound pretty, but with the off day tomorrow, it's probably a wise move. Nicky Green has been able to fill in nicely for all of Lugo's issues, and doesn't make us Sox fans scream "Oh &$*#" every time a ball comes near him.....



Lugo, who in 48 at bats this season has a .333 average and continues to run like Cologino in "A Bronx Tale", said the pain was a 6 out of 10 and didn't expect it to keep him out of the lineup for long. "I need to continue to prove ITM wrong since they always make fun of me and call me a Sally on their blog." -That might not be a direct quote, but I'm sure that's what he's thinking.



Tito has slotted Mikey Lowell into the cleanup spot and moved Bay up to 3rd...I personally like the Drew, Bay, Lowell, 3-4-5, given the hands that are tied with this lineup, but I'm sure Tito's going with this to keep the right, left, right through the middle of the order.




1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. Jason Bay, LF

4. Mike Lowell, 3B

5. J.D. Drew, RF

6. Rocco Baldelli, DH

7. Jeff Bailey, 1B

8. Jason Varitek, C

9. Nick Green, SS



-- Justin Masterson, SP

Not exactly the lineup J-Masty would like to see defending him this afternoon, but let's hope it gets the job done. It's likely Masty's last start for a while, as Dice-K looks to be ready to make his next start.......either way, I want to be in a good mood to watch the Celts win another game 7, let's go Sox.

2 comments:

D Vicino said...

"Nicky Green has been able to fill in nicely for all of Lugo's issues, and doesn't make us Sox fans scream "Oh &$*#" every time a ball comes near him....."

Yep, of course I'll take the blame for this one. Still not sure Lugo wouldn't have somehow blown it as too...

West coast is done for the season, thank god.

Joe Murph said...

Oh man, that comparison to Cologino running was priceless.

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