Before I go ahead a give you the lineups and pitchers for tonight’s game, I wanted to take the time and congratulate Jason Varitek on being named to the 2008 AL All-Star team. Varitek has a .219 average, .361 slugging percentage and an on base percentage of .301. You can’t fault the players for showing their allegiance to Varitek, but this is most definitely an extreme case. In comparison, A.J. Pierzynski the catcher for the Chicago White Sox is hitting .299/.338/.447. I wonder if his track record of being a difficult teammate and overall nasty dude came into play here. Either way this is not the first time this happened and I am sure it will not be the last.
In other news Johnny Damon has been placed on the 15 day DL and Justin Christian was recalled.
On to tonight’s pitching match-ups and lineups.
Tonight’s Pitching match-up:
Joba Chamberlain (2-2 2.22 ERA)
Tim Wakefield (5-6 3.72 ERA)
RED SOX (52-38)