44 Days... that's how long it took for us to get our first J.D. Drew disabled list scare.
They are calling it a "low back contusion", which occured in the 3rd inning last night, during the 7-2 loss to the Tigers. In plain English, would you call that a bloody bruise ?
The good news is that it didn't turn out to be as bad as it looked. He'll be off tonite, but available to pinch hit, if needed. Amen. This means we will likely have the stellar defensive moves by our own Willie Mo Pena. I hope J.D. spends all of the off time, laying down in his hyperbaric chamber, reading a good book, so he can heal heal heal.
Well, we lost a game last night. Had to happen at some time, right? Not too shabby: we Lost to a pitcher who was the 2006 AL Rookie of the Year, and he pitched a fantastic game. Tip the hat off to him, he was lights out. I don't know about you guys, but did you find Verlander's style was very rushed? It seems like the got the ball back from Pudge, and sprinted himself back to the mound, and then immediately wound up again. I don't think the Sox hitters were able to adjust to that. Our guys are the ones who eat up pitches, it seemed like Verlander controlled the tempo of the game, not the Sox. Great changup, and a "wicked haad" fastball too (99 mph). Poor Wake... he can't buy run support when he's up on the mound. It doens't help that a guy like Ordonez in RF has a lifetime batting average of .455 against him.
Tonite is game 3 of the 4 game series. Tavarez, my buddy, will be slinging his stuff. Tek will be back in the lineup, and maybe we will see some of the Pena offensive magic, that we all know he can be capable of, as he covers the RF tonite. I just heard that the Yankees lost the first game of today's doubleheader. Good news: this means that No headway has been lost, due to our loss.
See you all next time!