Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Papi the pinch hitter...

Top of the 8th - Down by two, two outs Papi Ortiz pinch hits for Doug Mirrabelli, your DH for the night versus a right hand pitcher. No brainier right? Sure.

Well why not pinch-hit him the previous time Mirabelli came to the dish? Top of the 6th - Tie game, Damon on second, Rentaria on first - 2 outs. Maybe you don't want to lose your backup/emergency catcher in the 6th? Not managing to win, from my seat.

Manny Delcarman a flame throwing prospect in the Sox system is making his major league debut working between 92 and 95, with an intresting curve. He worked a 1-2-3 8th in his debut, with a K of Johnny Gomes his first batter. Good luck to the local kid.