The good news is that the Sox pounded the O's 12-1 yesterday to complete a four game sweep. The heretofore slumping top of the order, Ellsbury, Pedroia, and Ortiz all had multi-hit games. Also Jed Lowrie is out 6-8 weeks. How is this good news? The original prognosis was that he would be out all year.
Now the bad news. Julio Lugo is almost ready to come back up from his rehab assignment. He is the personification of a rally killer. I would rather have Jason Varitek bat lead off than have Lugo's wife beater ass back in the line up. I hope Nick Green does something to convince Francona to leave him in there.