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Thursday, October 17, 2013

X Marks The Spot, But Which One?

With talented 21-year-old Xander Bogaerts on the bench, Farrell has one card he can play. He acknowledged last night that Bogaerts was under consideration but didn’t say for what position…

Then the question is which player to bench, Drew or Middlebrooks? Drew is 3 for 28 in the postseason and Middlebrooks 4 for 23. Facing Anibal Sanchez, Drew is 5 for 22 and Middlebrooks 0 for 2. Neither one of them did much against him in Game 1, although Drew did walk. Middlebrooks has more power but Drew is more likely to get on base. Drew also hits lefthanded and lefties have fared better against Sanchez this season.

Lineup shakeup for the Red Sox tonight seems likely

Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 17, 2013 at 01:01 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: postseason, red sox, tigers

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   1. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 17, 2013 at 07:42 PM (#4576257)
Xander in! Sanchez can be a little wild at times(along with A LOT of K's), so Xander and Drew get the call and maybe can scratch out a couple of BB's from that lower order. Maybe Ross, then Ellsbury will see more fastballs as a result...

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