Thursday, October 17, 2013

Farrell Hints At Playing Bogaerts In Game Five

(Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Jim Leyland's line-up moves seemed to work pretty well for him in Game Four, so look for John Farrell to make an analogous move on Thursday night. After last night's loss, Farrell stated,  "I haven’t made a decision on [Thursday’s] lineup. But given the way the left side of the infield … we are struggling a little bit to get production out of that side. So it’s something that’s being considered for sure." Ya think? Will Middlebrooks is hitting .100 in the ALCS, .140 overall in the post-season. Xander Bogaerts is the obvious choice at third (or maybe even shortstop)—and the youngster's double in the ninth inning last night didn't hurt his chances. We should know for sure by around 2PM today.