June 8, 2004

Nomar In Pawtucket Tonight. MLB reported this afternoon that Nomar Garciaparra will play for Pawtucket Tuesday night. The PawSox began a long homestand last night. Nomar will be re-examined Wednesday. ... Boston Dirtdogs had the scoop on its site early this morning.

When Nomar returns and Pokey Reese moves to second, Mark Bellhorn will get time at both second and third. The team does not plan on sending Kevin Youkilis down to Pawtucket. ... Trot Nixon's first rehab stint with Sarasota (A) was rained out Monday; he is expected to DH today in at least one game of a doubleheader. ... A list of Red Sox 2004 draft picks, including Dustin Pedroia, a shortstop from Arizona State.

Pedro Martinez on tonight's match-up with David Wells: "Two old goats trying to throw some doo-doo around the plate." The match-ups (all games 7:05):

Tonight: Martinez (5-3, 4.40) vs. Wells (2-4, 3.78)
Wednesday: Bronson Arroyo (2-3, 5.33) vs. Brian Lawrence (7-3, 4.06)
Thursday: Curt Schilling (7-3, 3.07) vs. Dennis Tankersley (0-2, 2.35)

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