Friday, August 24, 2007

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Rain, rain, rain, rain, beautiful rain.

Maybe to Ladysmith, but not to the Red Sox, who face the unpleasant possibility of back-to-back doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday immediately in advance of their midweek series with the Yankees. Got to, got to, got to get at least one game in today – and the prospects of that are fair-to-middling, at best.

Going into yesterday, the Sox had their rotation set perfectly for the 3-game set in the Bronx, with Matsuzaka, Beckett, and Schilling slated to take the hill. After last night’s rainout and today’s threatened storms, all bets may be off, other than Danny O’Malley still getting the ball in Tuesday’s series opener. At the back end of the staff, this almost assures meaningful innings for Gagne and Snyder over the weekend. The shuttle from Providence to O’Hare will be packed with Red Sox farmhands.

Of lesser worries have Red Sox fans carved ulcers in otherwise healthy gastrointestinal tracts.


Whitney said...

Lester to the minors? Was this expected?

rob said...

yeah - they want to keep him on his regular rest and javier lopez will be useful against the chisox and nyy. lester makes his scheduled 9/2 start for the sox.