First, I apologize: the Phillies probably lost yesterday because I titled the game thread "June 16." Of course, it was actually June 15. We regret the error, and especially the defeat.
So the Red Sox are here. No Ortiz, a hobbling Manny Ramirez, and we miss Josh Beckett, but they're still damn good. Bartolo Colon, who just might have represented a better contingency-plan investment than Kris Benson, starts tonight against Cole Hamels. The forecast calls for pain, at least when the big fella's up to bat.
06/16/08 7:05 PM EDT
|Boston Red Sox||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Jacoby Ellsbury - CF||Jimmy Rollins - SS|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Shane Victorino - CF|
|J.D. Drew - RF||Chase Utley - 2B|
|Manny Ramirez - LF||Ryan Howard - 1B|
|Mike Lowell - 3B||Pat Burrell - LF|
|Jason Varitek - C||Geoff Jenkins - RF|
|Sean Casey - 1B||Pedro Feliz - 3B|
|Julio Lugo - SS||Carlos Ruiz - C|
|Bartolo Colon - P||Cole Hamels - P|