First of I apologize for the lack of game day previews recently it's been a busy time for the maineiacs. Tonight the Sox (26-24) look to complete the four game sweep of the Tigers (23-27). Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.15) pitches for the Sox tonight with Max Scherzer (4-3, 5.67) going for the Tigers. The Sox have gotten over the .500 mark for the first time this year with this current 3 game winning streak and they hope to keep it going tonight. It's amazing how much these two teams have evolved since the opening series in Detroit. Where the Tigers looked like a shoe in to win their division and make it to the ALCS, but they have struggled mightily lately. The Sox on the other hand saw their fair share of trouble after leaving Detroit, but have been playing great baseball for the last 3 weeks despite playing with a make shift lineup most nights.
I haven't heard any updates on Salty, but we can hope that he's back in the lineup tonight. I also have not yet heard any word on Pedroia going on the DL or not. Also no word yet on when Darnell McDonald will be ready, but I look for him to play at least two games in Pawtucket before returning. The lineup juggling will continue tonight, however I would look for AGon, Papi, Youk and Middlebrooks to be in the lineup in some shape or form. Here is my projected lineup for tonight.
No live chat tonight so feel free to leave comments here throughout the day with updates and opinions.