There will be a day-night doubleheader tomorrow (1:30 and 7:30), with the Johnny Pesky ceremony at 1:15.
Sidney Ponson (5.21, 83 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (2.80, 163 ERA+)
In his last five starts -- 19 innings -- Ponson has allowed 35 hits, 11 walks and 25 runs. Batters are teeing off on him to the tune of a 1.116 OPS (.407/.465/.651).
The swing doesn't hurt me. It's the non-swing. It's when I kind of start and stop, you recognize it's not a strike so you take the pitch. That's when I feel it grab. ... As I start to rotate my hips, it just catches. There's a sharp pain. ... I don't know how to avoid that. I can't go into the pitch predetermined I'm taking this one and I'm swinging at the other one.Francona said J.D. Drew went for some more tests on Friday
to rule out any orthopedic problems. All the blood work and scans came back reassuring. Trying to exhaust every possibility, just do our homework, and everything's come back very reassuring.Coco Crisp has not played since Tuesday because he got an injection in his left foot a few days ago and the foot has been tender.