Unless you’re a Twins fan…the Minnesota Twins, that is, the first-ever game at Target Field won’t be remembered fondly. Jon Lester looked as shaky as he did in his first outing, struggling through five grueling innings. Some other guy in a Red Sox uniform came in and pitched for a while, then Schoeneweis mopped up the last inning. All this while Carl Pavano shut down the Sox offense through six. And justlikethat Red’s podcast prediction is gone.
The Sox bats could come up with just seven hits and were never really in this one. Ortiz compiled a couple more K’s and his only “hit” in four at-bats actually bounced off the heel of Delmon Young’s glove. When is it too soon to worry about Papi?
Tomorrow is the dreaded off-day-after-a-crappy-loss. Talk show callers will be screaming for Papi to ride the pine and Lester to be traded for Javier Lopez, some dude from Seattle with a mole, and the Hudson Brother with the 70’s porn ‘stache (known in certain circles as “The Eck”).
Not Red and I though. You know how we keep an even keel around here. No panic. Not yet.