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Milwaukee Game 2 lineup..aka Return of Gabe
Rickie Weeks 2b
Mike Cameron cf
Ryan Braun dh
Prince Fielder 1b
Corey Hart rf
Gabe Kapler lf
Bill Hall 3b
Mike Rivera c
Craig Counsell ss
Posted by Sean McAdam at 8:07 PM | Permalink
Game Two Red Sox lineup
Posted by Joe McDonald at 7:40 PM | Permalink
Sox will keep close eye on Okajima
Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima has a sore wrist and will be shut down for a couple of days. The left-hander has been complaining about discomfort, but has been able to pitch through it. Manager Terry Francona said the team will be cautious.
"He's okay," said Francona. "We're certainly going to keep a close eye on him in the next couple of days."
Posted by Joe McDonald at 2:04 PM | Permalink
Crisp has mild case of vertigo
Red Sox center fielder Coco Crisp had to leave Tuesday's game in Baltimore after feeling dizzy, and while manager Terry Francona said today that Crisp is feeling better, the outfielder just admitted he's suffering from a "mild case" of vertigo.
Crisp said he really can't describe the feeling, which he called a pounding sensation, but said it ranks as a seven on a scale of 1 to 10.
He's been taking medication for it and he joked about it, saying maybe he's taking too many pills.
Crisp dealt with an inner-ear issue last season, which caused dizziness and nausea. He said this latest bout feels similar to that.
"I'm still feeling a little lightheaded," he said. "But I feel like tomorrow or the next day I'll be back to 100 percent."
He was able to take BP today and was planning on running to see how he feels.
Posted by Joe McDonald at 1:49 PM | Permalink
Schilling keeps improving
Curt Schilling is in the Red Sox clubhouse today, joking with teammates and enjoying himself. He has reason for optimism.
Manager Terry Francona reported in his pre-game meeting just now that Schilling continues to make progress in his bid to return from shoulder problems.
``You know what, he’s doing OK,’’ Francona said. ``Everything that’s been asked of him, as far as throwing, he’s handled it, I would say, with enthusiasm, which is a good sign.’’
``He’s been upping the amount of throws, the first couple time it was 60 feet with 25 throws, now it’s maybe 90 feet with 30. The whole idea is to build up arm strength and not go backwards,’’ Francona said.
The next step will be to have Schilling do some long tossing at 120 feet.
Posted by Paul Kenyon at 1:42 PM to Projo Sox Crawl
Lowell out, Casey in for first game
Welcome to Fenway. Let’s play two today!!!!
The sun is peeking in and out of the clouds right now, but there should be no problem getting both games in after last night’s postponement.
The Red Sox have made one change from the lineup they were planning to use last night against Milwaukee starter Jeff Suppan. Sean Casey will start at first base, Kevin Youkilis will move to third and Mike Lowell will get the afternoon off.
``We have three games in 20 hours or 22 hours or whatever it is,’’ said Sox manager Terry Francona. The plan will be to get a number of players one game off. Lowell has not had success in the past against Suppan and Casey has, so it is a matter of going with the numbers, Francona said. Lowell is 0-for-11 against Suppan, Casey 6-for-18.
The Brewers are staying with the same lineup they had listed last night against Daisuke Matsuzaka.
Here are the lineups for the 3:55 game:
Posted by Paul Kenyon at 1:25 PM to Projo Sox Crawl