Team Get Better Blues: Sox-Jays Gamer III

Not much else to say anymore.

Our prayers go with Jon Lester and his family, who clearly are dealing with concerns far greater than this little game played during the summer months. Thankfully, the lymphoma is treatable, and as YM mentioned, the sports rosters contain quite a few names of people who have survived cancer and had productive careers. The Sox’ third baseman is one of them.

Speaking of the Sox’ third baseman, Mike Lowell (three home runs over the past week) is doing his best David Ortiz impersonation and doing his part to carry this hurting and worried team. His attitude, his demeanor, his play — all top-notch and classy. He might have been the throw-in, but he’s been more than worth his contract this year and appears to have filled the Varitek role as team leader while Tek rehabs his knee.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Papelbon’s shoulder hurts, and Curt Schilling’s been scratched from his next start with a strained side muscle (which at least gives us a reason for his poor start). Add those to Ramirez, Ortiz, Varitek, Nixon, Pena and Wakefield and it’s a wonder the Red Sox have won two games from the Jays — who the Sox couldn’t seem to beat at all when they were healthy. At least Ortiz during his press conference today said he felt great and wants to pinch hit — although the Sox will hold off until next week.

Comment away on all the game action here — Kebin Jarvis makes his Red Sox debut as the starter today (gulp), and David Murphy makes his major league debut in right field.

12 comments… add one
  • Lineup”
    1. Coco Crisp, CF
    2. Alex Cora, SS
    3. Mark Loretta, 2B
    4. Kevin Youkilis, LF
    5. Mike Lowell, 3B
    6. Eric Hinske, DH
    7. Javy Lopez, C
    8. Carlos Pena, 1B
    9. David Murphy, RF
    P — Kevin Jarvis

    Paul SF September 2, 2006, 12:59 pm
  • OK, he gave up a run on two hits, but he didn’t walk anyone and got out of the inning on 14 pitches. Not awful considering his 12.00 ERA.
    Baby steps. Baby steps. Baby steps.

    I'm Bill McNeal September 2, 2006, 1:16 pm
  • Covelli strikes out on three pitches.
    Cora singles.

    I'm Bill McNeal September 2, 2006, 1:19 pm
  • Correction, Cora reach on an error

    I'm Bill McNeal September 2, 2006, 1:20 pm
  • On the AL East front, the Yanks are losing, 1-0, in the bottom of the first.
    On the wildcard front, the Twinkies are winning, 1-0, in the bottom of the first.

    I'm Bill McNeal September 2, 2006, 1:21 pm
  • The exciting thing about Kevin Youkilis is that this is just his first fulls eason in the big leagues… The thought of him getting better is really cool…
    That’s all from me. I gotta go clean the house :-P

    Paul SF September 2, 2006, 1:30 pm
  • I just spotted thunder sticks. I hope those are “import” and are not sold at Fenway.

    Cape Codder September 2, 2006, 2:01 pm
  • Congrats Murphy on his first hit :)

    TJ September 2, 2006, 2:01 pm
  • David Murphy singles in his first major league at bat after falling down in the count, 1-2. Attaboy, David!!
    And then Covelli follows by hitting into a double play on the first pitch. Booo, Covelli!

    I'm Bill McNeal September 2, 2006, 2:02 pm
  • Looks like Jarvis pitched decently… 2 ER in 5 IP is certainly worthy of a win. DiNardo looks like he’s regained his form. He was really missed this year, being a lefty and a long-reliever/spot starter who looked pretty good until the injury affected his performance…

    Paul SF September 2, 2006, 3:32 pm
  • complete game by burnett.
    Tor 5, Bos 1. Final

    I'm Bill McNeal September 2, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • Jon Lester is a tough kid. The next few months with be a battle thru his treatments, but in the end we will have much to celebrate. I look forward to seeing him at Spring Training looking healthy & strong! Sox Nation is thinking of you and confident you will make a full recovery!!!!!!
    Make us proud Johnny Boy.

    lee-visor September 3, 2006, 10:16 am

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