Jun 28, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT
Wednesday’s the day, according to the Boston Herald’s John Tomase.
Tomase didn’t say which outfield position Gonzalez would play. Left field would make more sense, given the Phillies’ reliance on left-handed hitters.
There’s really no chance the Red Sox would be trying this if their schedule didn’t have them playing nine straight games in NL parks. A week and a half is just too long to have to limit Ortiz to pinch-hitting appearances. The alignment switch Wednesday is as much about keeping him sharp as it is about trying to win a baseball game.
Because it’s pretty hard to imagine that the Red Sox are really better off taking such big defensive downgrades at two positions in order to make room for Ortiz.
Anyway, it should be entertaining. Just in case there wasn’t already enough reason to watch what are arguably the two best teams in baseball face off.
- Tony Cingrani hits Bryce Harper in the back with a pitch, then complains he was too slow getting to first base 6
- Video: Josh Hamilton hits his first home run of the season 15
- Rockies starter Chad Bettis loses his no-hitter in the eighth inning 1
- Stephen Strasburg exits start in the second inning with an apparent injury 4
- More than half of polled baseball fans prefer having the pitcher hit 57
- The Marlins aren’t happy with the Dan Jennings hire 42
- Andrew McCutchen is doing just fine now, thank you 20
- The schedule: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it 69
- The Big Unit: Wide Angle Watcher (90)
- And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights (89)
- Chipper Jones will fight you if you insult his “girl” (83)
- Alex Rodriguez is the all-time AL RBI champion. Sorta. (76)
- Tony Cingrani hits Bryce Harper in the back with a pitch, then complains he was too slow getting to first base (74)