Couple fantastic decisions last night by the Red Sox organization.
First, they decide to drop the appeal on Sean Casey’s suspension. This normally would have been fine, but as luck had it - Youkilis goes out with an eye injury.
Now here is my question to you - did you find it a little overly precautionary to pull Youkilis out of the game? If you saw the “play” unfold you noticed it wasn’t a hard throw from Lowell. Lowell even describes it as a lob throw.
“It wasn’t even a hard throw. I kind of lobbed it, and he went to scoop it and it hit off his glove, and I thought it hit him off the side of the head. I saw that he was shaken up and he was touching his eye, and I was hoping it didn’t hit him in the eye.”
Paul Lessard, Boston Red Sox trainer was giggling while out on the field checking over Youkilis. Does that warrant an exit from the game and a CT scan? I understand the threat of him getting up to bat, but they were in the middle of a Haren 2-hitter.
As it turns out, Moss takes over first, bobbles a routine grounder, and Arizona scores on the play
Hind”sight” is 20/20 - we know!
Did you know? Arizona is 4-0 lifetime at Fenway?
That being said, I believe the Red Sox bats come alive tonight.