When he came around third – I saw him right away – he was dragging his leg. Even before he hit home plate I told Jed Lowrie to get loose because I figured something was wrong. On examination it was horrible, but I'm sure we're going to lose him for some time.Brandon Moss would likely get the call to replace the Mayor.
Mike Lowell went 1-for-5 as Pawtucket's DH Friday night. His two-run single helped the PawSox beat Syracuse 6-1. Lowell said he had no trouble gripping the bat. He's scheduled to play third base on Saturday night and DH on Sunday afternoon.
Kevin Cash had three hits in Friday night's loss, his first three-hit game since June 24, 2004.
FanGraphs says that most of the blame for Friday's loss rests squarely on the shoulders of David Ortiz. When Flo came to bat in the 11th with runners on 1st and 3rd and one out, Boston had a 68.2% chance of winning. His inning-ending double play dropped the Red Sox's chances to 35.7%.