I don't know if I'd call it an emergency call up, but our embattled, beloved, beleaguered 2007 WS MVP has returned. The news that Youkilis is going to the DL just arrived, and surprised fans who read yesterday's thumb injury didn't look too bad. So Mikey Lowell it is -- starting at first base.
It appears Carlos Santana's knee injury isn't as bad as it looked yesterday when he blocked the plate, tagged Kalish out, and his knee bent back the wrong way. In what ended up being a one-run game, the young man really took one for the team. Here's hoping his career won't be significantly affected.
Is it too much to ask for an easy win against a not-so-hot pitcher, against a poor team, at home? We're going to play 56 more games regardless, so let's begin with a win.
RED SOX (60-46)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (2-1, 6.33)
Pitching: LHP David Huff (2-9, 6.04)