All of Red Sox Nation waits with baited breath to see if Josh Beckett (3-4,4.97) can keep his Philadelphia home run streak going today against Cliff Lee (0-1,1.95). A victory today would give the Red Sox (19-21) the series win against the Phillies (21-20). It will be interesting to see what the Sox do with the line up today. Adrian Gonzalez didn't do anything to hurt the team in RF last night, and in fact he made a really good catch down the right field line. He also has the best numbers of anyone on the team against Lee. Papi also did a solid job at first base, so I'd like to see Papi and AGon in the lineup again today.
I imagine that Shoppach will be behind the plate tonight with a day game after a night game. Despite the fact that Salty caught Beckett last time with good results. Salty really endured himself to his teammates and fans last night by playing the day after getting 12 stitches in his ear to close a cut. It was a gutsy performance and he played a good ball game. That's the type of gutsy performance that we need more of. This team has a reputation for being a bunch of prima donnas but Salty went a long way in changing that last night. It was good to see. I also think you will see Byrd in CF today with the lefty on the mound and with Ross being dinged up a little by the ball he fouled off his leg Friday night. Although if Ross is good to go you may see him in LF with Daniel Nava getting a day off.
Game time is 1:35 check back here for updates. Let's go Red Sox!!