May 28, 2006

Coco Is Crisp; Back In Lineup

After going 1-for-3 (with a walk and two RBI) for Pawtucket last night, Coco Crisp was activated and is in the starting lineup, leading off. ... Wily Mo Pena, who will have an MRI of his left wrist today, was put on the disabled list.

Crisp was originally going to bat sixth or seventh, with Kevin Youkilis remaining at the leadoff spot, but with Manny Ramirez getting a second day off, Youkilis is batting cleanup.
Crisp, CF
Loretta, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Lowell, 3B
Mirabelli, C
Nixon, RF
Gonzalez, SS
Harris, LF
Wakefield / Hendrickson at 2 PM.

Curt Schilling on #200:
Today was my son's [Gehrig] 11th birthday, and the only thing he asked from me was my 200th win, which is probably more pressure than anything I could think of. Five days ago I pitched on my daughter [Gabriella's] 9th birthday [a 9-5 victory over the Yankees]. There would have been a problem in the house if I won for one and not the other.
David Wells will undergo another series of tests today. The ProJo reports that for a time yesterday, it was believed that Wells would be put on the DL because Manny Delcarmen was told he was going to Boston. Later, however, Delcarmen was told to stay put.

Jon Lester, scheduled to pitch today in Pawtucket, has allowed one earned run or less in his last four starts, going 3-0 with an 0.87 ERA. If Wells cannot come back and Lenny DiNardo keeps showing his DiNardoness, Theo Epstein did not rule out a spot start for Lester in June.

The Akron Beacon Journal has an excerpt from Terry Pluto's book Dealing: The Cleveland Indians' New Ballgame. It's from Chapter 3: Manny's Free Agency Was A Circus.

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