The Advanced Scout dreams of being a lumberjack as he analyzes the Minnesota Twins
Michael bops over from ESPN‘s True Hoop Network and swings for the fences.
The Advanced Scout tried to choke down some lutefisk while analyzing the Minnesota Twins
The Advanced Scout takes two Advil to cure his Olympic fever and analyzes the Minnesota Twins
Oh you betcha, The Advanced Scout is loading up on cheese curds to analyze the Minnesota Twins. Yah!
There is nothing that can derail a team quicker than a slew of injuries in October. The Sox have seen their fair share of injuries lately, though the M.A.S.H. unit has had some success returning the boys to action.
But they are not the only team in the hunt, as the Yankees, Twins, Angels, and Tigers all have their own bumps, bruises, and breaks to deal with. And no, we are not including Texas anymore, as their playoff odds have now dropped below half of one percent. The only race left is between Detroit and Minnesota for the AL Central.
Here’s a rundown of the significant injuries on each team:
Jon Lester has a case of the Dice-K syndrome.
Victor Martinez should get back on track upon returning from injury. Martinez may not be a great catcher, but he actually has value outside of the batters box, unlike Hafner. I expect good things out of Martinez this season, maybe not great things, but good. Shoppach will handle some of the duties behind the plate as well, which will help Victor stay rested.
If Carlos Santana can make his way up to the big leagues this season, Victor could basically stay at first, and Shoppach could be moved for another piece, since they will need something, somewhere, eventually…
Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched six innings scattering four hits giving up no runs to pick up his tenth win of the season. Jonathan Papelbon held on to close out the game earning his 28th save of the season. Boston is now atop the A.L. East with Tampa losing today. Star of the Game: Bullpen Good thing [...]