Pretty slow day in the clubhouse.Well except for the alarm that went off for about 15 minutes straight. Apparently it's a water alert alarm, but thankfully Safeco wasn't flooding.
Chone Figgins did not notify us that he's ready to talk to us about the incident with Don Wakamatsu, which actually pleased me.
One of my buddies texted me and said that Figgins is a guy with a classic case of L.M.S.
I'm tending to lean to that opinion as well.
On the injury front, Shawn Kelley will throw a bullpen on Tuesday and Russell Branyan is doing some running and could be ready for the Chicago series.
"We're trying to be real careful not to rush him back," Manager Don Wakamatsu said.
Mike Sweeney is doing well in Tacoma. His hugging average and is better than his batting average. But Wakamatsu said he's doing well. Still it doesn't seem as if they are in any hurry to get him back with the team.
Wakamatsu talked a little bit about Michael Saunders and how important it is for him to face left-handed pitchers.
"I think you see some guys get protected against left-handers and it hurts then longterm," Wakamatsu said.
Red S0x (55-43)
- Marco Scutaro SS
- J.D. Drew RF
- David Ortiz DH
- Kevin Youkilis 1B
- Adrian Beltre 3B
- Jeremy Hermida LF
- Mike Cameron CF
- Bill Hall 2B
- Dusty Brown C
RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (7-3, 4.29 ERA)
- Ichiro Suzuki RF
- Chone Figgins 2B
- Franklin Gutierrez CF
- Jose Lopez 3B
- Justin Smoak DH
- Casey Kotchman 1B
- Michael Saunders LF
- Rob Johnson C
- Jack Wilson SS
RHP Doug Fister (3-6, 3.56 ERA)