Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis left Friday's game prior to the top of the fifth inning due to what was described by the team as "stomach illness." He was replaced by Friday call-up Drew Sutton.
Youkilis had been 1-for-2, having delivered a two-out, two-run single against the Berwers in the bottom of the second inning. For the season, he is hitting .257 with an .858 OPS, 10 homers and 47 RBI.
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Andrew Miller will officially make his season debut for the Red Sox on Monday when he takes the hill against the Padres. Monday had been widely reported as the day the lefty starter would pitch for the big club, but Red Sox manager Terry Francona finally felt comfortable confirming the news in his pregame press conference Friday.
Miller was 3-3 with a 2.47 ERA in 12 starts for Triple-A Pawtucket with his ERA good enough to be fifth in the International League as of Friday.
In other rotation news, Francona announced that Clay Buchholz will be pushed back a few days at best with an ailing back after the starter left Friday's 4-2 win over the Rays after having thrown just 81 pitches over five innings. The team is allowed a little leeway to decide if Buchholz will need additional time off because of Miller's brief insertion into the rotation on Monday and a scheduled offday on Thursday. Francona noted that the righty had thrown well when he...
MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Friday to talk about the Red Sox.
With Clay Buchholz pulling up lame in Tampa, Gammons said he expects the team will play it safe and put the youngster on the shelf.
"I think they'll disable him," Gammons said. "I just think it's cautionary. They've got some time here. They've got an off day next Thursday. They're probably going to pitch Andrew Miller on Monday. If Clay sits for a couple of weeks, it probably isn't a bad thing. The important thing is how good is Clay Buchholz going to be in August and September."
Miller's likely insertion into the starting rotation comes at the right time, and it allows the Sox to keep Miller from going elsewhere. Gammons noted that other teams aggressively pursued Miller, perhaps crossing the line in the process.
"They want to see exactly what they have in Miller," Gammons...
The Patriots spent a lot of time this week congratulating the Bruins for their Stanley Cup championship. First, there was an outpouring from the players on Twitter. Then, the Kraft family took out ads in area newspapers celebrating the success of the Bruins. Now, Patriots coach Bill Belichick has chimed in. Via the team's official Twitter page Friday morning, Belichick, who was frequently seen at Bruins' playoff games throughout the postseason, offered his two cents: "Congratulations to Claude Julien & the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. What an incredible display of resiliency & toughness. This TEAM was an absolute pleasure to watch." For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon will miss the next two games due to suspension after he successfully appealed to the league to have his original sentence of three games reduced. Papelbon said that he thought the process was done fairly and that he had asked for the new two-game suspension. The 30-year-old had originally been suspended by the league for an argument he had with umpire Tony Randazzo back on June 4. It had appeared that the closer may have bumped the umpire after being ejected from the game for arguing balls and strikes.
Boston manager Terry Francona did not name who would take over the closer role in Papelbon's stead even with setup man Daniel Bard, who hasn't allowed a run in his last eight appearances, being the obvious choice. Francona said he'd like to continue to use Bard in situations where there are men on base and that he would take the ninth inning on a case-by-case basis for the next two days.
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