Maybe it’s just coincidental, but I sense a dig by Terry Francona here:
J.D. Drew’s slump deepened last night, as he failed to get the ball out of the infield in his first four at-bats, once grounding into a double play, his third this season after he hit into just four last season.
He came into the game batting just .172 in his last 22 games and was without a home run in that span, but Francona said it’s a matter of time before he gets hot.
"If we don’t panic and hit him eighth, we’ll be the recipient of that," Francona said.
Not that that’s ever been done before…