I called them the "snakes" in the thread title each of the last two days. We know how that turned out. The Diamondbacks bullpen is terrible, yet the Sox have shown no ability to chase their starters to even face the D'Backs pen.
They're sending Russ Ortiz to the mound today, so hopefully it will be easier to reach the pen. Jon Garland looks to snap the Sox mini-skid.
- Frank Thomas back at DH today.
- Look for Ozzie Guillen to use Neal Cotts in a position he would normally use Damaso Marte.
- Cliff Politte and Dustin Hermanson, our best relievers, should be rested after the two blowouts.