…Unless Your Battery Is Dead

So much for my previous post about the ideal getaway day.

When the team rolled into McCoy Stadium last night at 12:30am, my car wouldn’t start.

I didn’t hide my anger very well.  Home clubhouse supervisor Carl “Goody” Goodreau asked, “Why do you look so mean?”

After a 30-minute wait for AAA to come to the rescue, I finally got home around 2:00am.

If there are massive bags under my eyes on Cox Sports tonight, I hope the viewers will be sympathetic.

It looks like the temperature is going to be around 60 degrees at game time for tonight’s home opener!

Since Clay Buchholz has a sore hamstring, Charlie Zink will get the start on 3-days rest.

Here’s your SOTD (stat of the day).

Last year the knuckleballer made 3 starts on 3-days rest and went 2-0 with a 0.59 ERA (1 ER in 15.1 IP).

Furthermore, after a lousy 2008 debut (8-0 loss to Indy), he pitched on 3-days rest in his 2nd start and threw 4.1 scoreless innings.

Let’s hope history repeats.

The PawSox are expected to add a relief pitcher tonight named Robert Coello.  He’s a 24-year-old converted catcher who was signed out of independent ball at the end of last season.  He’s been down at extended spring training, so he has not appeared in a game this season.

There are still some tickets left for tonight’s home opener.  If you can’t make it, you can join Bob Montgomery, Steve McDonald, and me for the TV coverage on Cox Sports throughout Rhode Island, or listen to the game with Steve Hyder and Mike Logan on the PawSox radio network or PawSox.com.

I’d love to hear from you.  The address is dhoard@pawsox.com.

 

 

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