Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Xander Bogaerts Sitting Out Against Lefty Chen

For some inexplicable reason, Xander Bogaerts is not starting tonight for the Red Sox against Oriole left-hander Wei-Yin Chen. Manager John Farrell has seen fit to start Stephen Drew against the lefty and play Will Middlebrooks at third. Mike Napoli is in again at first and Jarrod Saltalamacchia will do the catching for Felix Doubront. In fairness, Drew is one of the hottest Red Sox hitters in August—tied with Jonny Gomes for the team lead in RBIs for the month (14). Drew is also hitting .309 in August.