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July 14, 2007
J.D. Drew "hamstrung"
Right fielder J.D. Drew is not in the lineup because of a tight right hamstring.
Drew felt a strain on the hamstring while stretching a hit into left field into a double in the third inning last night. He missed a few games in early June because of the same problem.
He was replaced by Eric Hinske in the game. Hinske gets the start tonight in right field over Wily Mo Pena because the Blue Jays are starting a right-handed pitcher -- Dustin McGowan.
-- Steven Krasner
Posted by Steven Krasner at 4:55 PM | Permalink
Donnelly to seek second opinion
Brendan Donnelly, who had to shut down his rehab assignment in Lowell last night because of a recurrence of the tightness he has been experiencing in his right forearm, will fly to Anaheim for a second opinion on his discomfort.
Donnelly is expected to see noted orthopedist Lewis Yocum, the Angels' team orthopedist, on Tuesday. Donnelly spent four years with the Angels before signing with the Sox last winter, so Yocum is very familiar with the right-hander.
The plan for Donnelly, who had a very encouraging side session in Detroit last Sunday, was to start and throw an inning for Lowell. The game was delayed at the start because of rain, but Donnelly didn't throw once and have to stop because of the delay. After he finally played long toss and snapped off a few splitters and curveballs, though, he knew he'd be unable to pitch.
"It's in the same area. I'm just not there. Everything was progressing fine. I had a setback," said Donnelly, getting emotional in the Sox' clubhouse before batting practice.
Donnelly hasn't pitched since June 10. He has been on the disabled list since June 17. He had good words to say about Boston's training staff but thought it would be wise for him and the Red Sox to solicit Yocum's opinion.
"So the next step is to see someone who knows me inside and out," said Donnelly, who turned 36 on July 4. "It just hasn't gotten back to normal. We'll see what he says Tuesday."
-- Steven Krasner;
Posted by Steven Krasner at 4:40 PM | Permalink
Starting Lineups, July 14
-- Steven Krasner
Posted by Steven Krasner at 4:37 PM | Permalink
Sox Streakers for July 14
-Kevin Youkilis has played in 127 consecutive error-free games at first base, a franchise record.
-Coco Crisp has handled 370 consecutive outfield chances without an error, a team record.
-For Toronto: Alex Rios has an eight-game hitting streak, during which he is 15 for 30 (.500). In his last five games against the Red Sox, Rios is 11 for 18 (.611).
-The Red Sox have lost five straight one-run games.
-Coco Crisp is 1 for his last 12.
-Eric Hinske is 0 for his last 11.
-For Toronto: John McDonald is 1 for his last 13 against Boston.
Blue Jays vs. Daisuke Matsuzaka
-Alex Rios, 3 for 6 (.500)
-Lyle Overbay, 2 for 6 (.333), 1 HR
-Troy Glaus, 1 for 3 (.333)
-Vernon Wells, 1 for 6 (.167)
-Gregg Zaun, 0 for 1
-Royce Clayton, 0 for 2
-John McDonald, 0 for 3
-Frank Thomas 0 for 4
-Aaron Hill, 0 for 5
-Matsuzaka is 1-1 with a 2.08 E.R.A. in two starts against Toronto.
Red Sox vs. Dustin McGowan
-Mike Lowell, 1 for 1
-Wily Mo Pena, 1 for 1
-David Ortiz, 0 for 1
-Manny Ramirez, 0 for 1
-Kevin Youkilis, 0 for 1
-Coco Crisp, 0 for 3
-McGowan has pitched three scoreless innings in two career appearances in relief against Boston. He has a 1-0 record against the Red Sox.
-All-time series: Boston 236, Toronto 187
-Matsuzaka's 123 strikeouts this year puts him seventh all-time among Red Sox rookie pitchers. He will move up to fourth with three strikeouts today.
-Manny Ramirez has more home runs (54) and RBI (138) against Toronto in his career than any other player in major league history.
-Mike Timlin needs one appearance to tie Lindy McDaniel for 13th all-time. Timlin has pitched in 984 major league games.
-Mike Lowell last night hit his second triple of the season; it is the first time he has ever had more than one triple in a season.
Posted by Mike McDermott at 3:52 PM to Projo Sox Streakers