Re: HERES THE LINE....BOGAERTS TO PLAY.....
posted at 10/17/2013 4:29 PM EDT
In response to maxbialystock's comment:
In response to RedSoxFireman's comment:
Well, at least he corrected his incomeptent Game 1 Gomes DNP and has him for Nava. I can't fault him for Drew, Cherry has a mandate on Drew. No one in their right minds would start Drew after what his 2012 and 2013 playoff numbers are, other than a GM who spent 9.5M on a mercenary who hit no better than Iglesias and fielded worse.
No suprise that Iglesias held his own with the bat, in Game 4, and Drew, well, you guessed it! The big zero!
Iglesias held his own? He hit a GIDP that would have ended the 2d inning Tigers rally at 1 run in, but Pedroia fumbled the ball. And for the season Drew has better defensive stats than Iglesias. In the ALCS Drew has had twice as many fielding chances as Iglesias. Like everyone else, I think Iglesias is brilliant, but he hasn't shown it yet. In game 2 his error led to an unearned run that was the winning run in the bottom of the 9th.
As for Drew, he had plenty of company. Ortiz also had a big fat zero.
Well, Softy's hanging his hat on the single Iglesias hit in the 8th of Doubront (Sox #5 starter/longman). He also had another FC and a sacrifice in his 4 PAs.
Not to mention that on the second FC, he was actually out at first (for a DP) but was called safe.
Drew could go 4-4 with 8 RBIs tonight and Softy would only see the foul ball down the left field line he didn't get to.