Saturday, June 23, 2012

6/23 Game 2 vs Atlanta

The Atlanta Braves (38-32) snapped the Red Sox (36-34) winning streak last night with a 4-1 win at Fenway Park.  The Sox look to get back to there winning ways tonight when LHP Franklin Morales (0-1, 3.14) takes the mound for his second start of the season.  RHP Randall Delgado (4-7, 4.12) pitches for the Braves.  When the Red Sox take the field it may be without Kevin Youkilis as reports by Fox Sports have him being traded possibly as early as today.  The Dodgers and the White Sox were listed as possible teams with the preference being to trade him to the National League.

Here is a look at a possible lineup for tonight's game

Nava LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Middlebrooks 3B
Salty C
Ross RF
Kalish CF
Aviles SS

Morales SP

Leave comments here before, during and after the game and check back here for updates on the Kevin Youkilis trade situation.


  1. Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal ( who first reported early, early this AM that the Youk deal could happen today) and Fox colleague Jon Morosi are now tweeting that the Pirates are still in the hunt for Youkilis. This could mean as many as three teams are very interested ( White Sox, Dodgers being the others). In my post from a few days ago I had speculated the Pirates as the top contender for Youk' services. After last night's games the Pirates have pulled back to within 1 game of first in the NL Central. They are also in a four way tie for the two NL wild card spots in the loss column. I also feel the Pirates could use Youkilis' veteran presence beyond this year.

    If it is true several teams are bidding, this can only be good news for the Red Sox. They still are likely to get minor leaguers but more than one or a better quality prospect becomes way more likely with a competition for a deal.

  2. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is reporting that Aaron Cook will start in place of Clay Buchholz tomorrow. Buchholz was scratched from his start with some sort of illness. The hits just keep on coming...

  3. Carl Crawford update: Carl DH'd for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox today and went 0-3 with 2 walks. Without any setbacks he is on pace to return right around the All Star break.