Papi understands that the SoSG love their Scotch
8/2, 7:10p: Scott Kazmir (9-4, 4.41) vs Steven Wright (12-5, 3.20)
RED SOX 9, DODGERS 0. Ouch.
DODGERS 3, RED SOX 0
DODGERS 8, RED SOX 5. AGon: 300th career HR, Segedin: 4 RBI in MLB debut
Such is the state of affairs with the starting rotation these days. But hey, it's only an August marquee interleague matchup with the Red Sox, so who really cares, right?
Assuming that someone is eventually penciled in to pitch on Saturday and Sunday, they might face (if he pinch hits or, heaven forfend, plays a position) Big Papi David Ortiz. This is Big Papi's last season, hence the last time he will be appearing in a homestand at Chavez Ravine. To catch an AB or glimpse of him is worth getting out to the Yard as he is not only having a great season, but he's one of the genuinely terrific guys in the game and really fun to watch. I once saw him in a game at Fenway Park where, between innings, he stopped to talk to a young girls sitting in the front row of the stands near his dugout. He got so deep into conversation with the wee lass - even putting both elbows on the railing and leaning in to listen to her - that he lost track of the fact that the next inning was starting. The umpire eventually came over there and told him he needed to get off the field (he was DH so not playing a position). Papi heard him, talked for another fifteen seconds, then slowly walked to the dugout. A little girl's night was made. That's Papi, and we'll miss him.