Speaking of new acquisitions, apparently you can add Kerry Wood to the list of those who have gone to the Yankees along with Berkman and Kearns. We're sending down Hermida and bringing up Richardson and OF Kalish, so the lineup given below is going to shift. Abraham thinks it's possible these moves indicate some kind of trade happening for the Sox, but it may just be that "these are our deadline acquisitions -- from the minors and eventually from the DL!"
If nothing happens today for the Sox, deals can still be done in August. No reason to panic. No reason to panic if we don't make the postseason either. But I'd much rather play into October -- wouldn't you?
Stranger things have happened.
RED SOX (58-45)
Pitching: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (7-3, 4.09)
Pitching: RHP Max Scherzer (7-8, 4.45)