Good News Times Two
This from the Herald, and then my comments......
"With pitching coach Dave Wallace now making major strides toward a return to duty following a near-fatal infection in February and a hip replacement on June 1, the Red Sox may soon have to find a way to disperse duties between Wallace and interim replacement Al Nipper."
Peter here. AL Nipper is one of the good guys, an ex-Sox pitcher with a lot of smarts. But he is no Dave Wallace, and as Dave contintinues on his journey back to the big club, we all must remember how vital he is to our club. And that is especially true now, at a time when, in 20 or so days, our rotation will be complete again. And our captain, Jason Varitek, expressed his opinion of Kyle Snyder publicly, saying in no uncertain terms that he wants him to remain with the club, as 4th/5th starter while there is room for him, and when or if Boomer is able to come back, with of course Wakey, then out of the 'pen. All we have to do is get through these next 3 weeks, using every off day to eliminate the need for a 5th starter whenever possible. That's all for now. Dave, we'll see ya soon!