What an ugly friggin' mess. One base runner after the third inning and four errors in the field. Nuf Ced.
Some "highlights" from BuffyVision:
Rogers Sportsnet has the Boston starter's last name spelled on-screen as "Tavaras". (Hey, you got 5 of 7 letters correct, take a bow.) ... Buffy calls Red Sox president Larry "Loo-cheee-no".
In the fifth, Lyle Overbay doubles off the top of the scoreboard in left, prompting Rance Mulliniks to say: "This is where the friendly confines of Wrigley Field really help you."
In concluson, I better have NESN tomorrow night against the Orioles or I'll be really pissed (if for no other reason than for Laura and I to play the Don Orsillo Drinking Game for the first time this season).
Oh, and the Yankees are in last place. Huzzah!
Lineup: It turns out Coco is not starting, as Super Genius is in CF and hitting 8th. Eric Hinske (he of the .615 OBP) is playing first and hitting #2.
Roy Halladay (2.37) / Julian Tavarez (6.75), 7 PM
Halladay (7.1-6-2-3-2, 95) and Tavarez (5.1-6-3-0-4, 82, on 11 days rest) faced each other last Thursday. Boston rallied with 2 runs in the 8th and 2 more in the 9th and won 5-3.
Coco Crisp, 6-for-18 against Halladay, will probably play tonight. ... Alex Rios is 7-for-9 against Sexy Lips.
Slappy Watch: The Yankees lost last night in Tampa, but Alex Rodriguez hit two more home runs. He has 14, tying Albert Pujols's record for April, set last year. Slappy also has 34 RBI -- double what the #2 guys (Giambi and Ortiz, 17) in the AL have. (Jeff Francoeur leads the NL with 22). The April RBI record is 35, set in 1998 by Juan Gonzalez. The Yankees have six games left to play in April, three of them against the Red Sox.