Finding The Hitting Shoes
Manny is starting to come around at the plate. Ortiz stays torrid. Mark Loretta? 'Nuff said. Youk? He's been steady in the field and at the plate. Mike Lowell? He's has his productive spots. I'm not worried, and the leather he flashes brings chills just like the extra base hits that will come more often.. For if this team hits, we'll be quite alright, thank you.
But then there Is Trot Nixon, our fixture "dirt and guts guy" in right field. His field. From the Globe..... "Quite a performance by Trot Nixon after missing five games with a strained left groin. In the second inning he singled to right. In the sixth, he sent a Gil Meche 1-and-1 fastball screaming into the right-field seats on a hop for a ground-rule double. In the eighth, he began 0-and-2 but worked an eight-pitch at-bat, doubling to right with two outs. He came around to score the run that made it 5-5 on Varitek's RBI single."
He was the guy who won this game. And having him in right field makes us a so much better team.