Friday, August 24, 2007

Lester Returns to the Minors

The Red Sox sent Jon Lester to AA Portland last night, and brought Javier Lopez back from Pawtucket. It's a move that makes a lot of sense, as it gives the Red Sox a situational lefty, especially for the upcoming series in New York. Lester will get one start with the Sea Dogs, and then return to the Red Sox for his start on September 2. Julian Tavarez will now get the start on Sunday against the White Sox.

The weather is playing havoc with the series in Chicago, as the Red Sox and White Sox were rained out last night. A day/night doubleheader is scheduled for today, but the forecast for Chicago all day is not good. Hopefully they can get one game in. However, more rainouts could really change the Sox rotation for the upcoming New York series. We'll see about that.

Both teams have a mutual off day on September 24, so that is a viable makeup day, even if two games are lost this weekend. The game on Saturday is on Fox at 4 PM (not seen in NYC as the Mets-Dodgers will be on), so a day/night DH is not possible. Hey, I have an idea. How about playing a twi-night doubleheader that night, if necessary?

Yes, a twinbill for one price. You remember those, right?


Michael Leggett said...

& for $1.30, you couldn't beat that price, anywhere:

Saw many a twinbill in Shea, that way. 1st Game was @ 1:05PM, it was a fabulous afternoon of hardball.

Suldog said...

I loved going to a doubleheader when I was a kid. It was a big long day of baseball, hot dogs, sun and fun at Fenway.

I remember sitting out in the bleachers with a friend of mine and catching a twinbill against the then-one-or-two-year-old Kansas City Royals. The Sox beat up on them, we gorged ourselves on bad food, smoked a pack of cigarettes between us (we had both just started, it wasn't illegal to smoke in the park then, and the bleachers were far from full that day) and just generally had a ball. We laughed like loons when they introduced Amos Otis, who was in his first year. We thought, for some reason, that it was one of the funniest names in the world.

Michael Leggett said...

Amos Otis:

Traded to The Royals for Joe Foy, who became Mets 3rd Sacker