07/08/08 7:05 PM EDT
|Minnesota Twins||Boston Red Sox|
|Carlos Gomez - CF||Jacoby Ellsbury - CF|
|Alexi Casilla - 2B||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Joe Mauer - C||J.D. Drew - RF|
|Justin Morneau - 1B||Manny Ramirez - DH|
|Craig Monroe - DH||Mike Lowell - 3B|
|Delmon Young - LF||Kevin Youkilis - 1B|
|Brendan Harris - 3B||Brandon Moss - LF|
|Nick Punto - SS||Julio Lugo - SS|
|Denard Span - RF||Kevin Cash - C|
|2008 - Nick Blackburn||7-4||17||17||0||0||0||0||104.2||121||51||44||11||16||58||3.78||1.31|
|2008 - Jon Lester||7-3||19||19||2||2||0||0||117.2||113||45||42||9||41||76||3.21||1.31|
Scott Baker's brilliant performance last night was wasted on what I felt was a bad decision from the moment I saw who was coming out of the bullpen for the eighth inning. Is that a run-on sentence? Anyway, where was I...oh yeah: Brian Bass?!?
Coco Crisp and Jason Varitek are out of the lineup tonight for Nick Blackburn, who's going to need more than zero runs of support from his offense in order to log a victory. The Minnesota lineup looks exactly the same except for Brendan Harris hitting seventh and playing third base for Brian Buscher.