July 14, 2008

Red Sox Prospect Wins Futures MVP

Che-Hsuan Lin, a 19-year-old center fielder from Taiwan currently playing in Greenville (A), hit a two-run home run on the first pitch he saw in yesterday's Futures Game at Yankee Stadium (pics). The World team beat the US team 3-0 and Lin was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

X-rays on Kevin Youkilis's left triceps (Daniel Cabrera HBP) were negative. Francona: "He's OK. He got hit in that funny bone, and at the time, he didn't feel real good."

Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 100th career save yesterday. ... Manny Ramirez is posing for more pictures from inside the Wall. ... A first-half report card from the Herald's Michael Silverman.

In addition to giving Jon Lester (125 IP) and Josh Beckett some extra rest, the rotation for the second half sets up Beckett, Tim Wakefield and Lester to face the Yankees on July 25-27.

Meanwhile:

Jorge Posada did not appreciate A.J. Burnett's fist pump after he fanned Dumbo with two men on to end the sixth inning. Someone who catches Joba Chamberlain has no business getting peeved at another pitcher's antics. ... Reggie Jackson, negotiating the price of a painting with the artist: "Are you Jewish?"

10 comments:

nixon33 said...

i did the old "count-the-days-and-match-the-starter" all the way to 8/27. according to the schedule i'm going to get buchholz (i know its not an accurate way to do it, and things change, but i did it anyway)

michael kay kay ripping tito for not starting Mo in the ASG.

9casey said...

How do they pick the players for the futures game?

9casey said...

nixon33 said...


michael kay kay ripping tito for not starting Mo in the ASG.


That's him being a liitle misinformed...Didn't Tito say he asked the Yankees what they wanted him to do with Mo ?

Patrick said...

Don't know where to put this. I forget who, but I know there is that Audacity of Hop blog, and I found this on the front page of you tube
Thought they would want to see that.

Cool by itself anywho.

phil said...

Let's give Kay what he wants and make Mo pitch a complete game.

L-girl said...

Reggie Jackson, negotiating the price of a painting with the artist: "Are you Jewish?"

!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Audacity of Hop is Sarah Gates' blog. I'm sure she'd be happy to have a comment from you. Here's the link.

Jack Marshall said...

Rivera might be just what Tito needs to close out a tight game and win that home field advantage for the Sox. There's no way the Yankees can benefit from the AL winning the All-Star game, since they are going to finish 3rd, so Kay just doesn't get it.

andy said...

Who here is tired of the Hamilton story?

andy said...

I just thought about this. Center Field Prospect? Don't need em.