What Would Bill Say?
If Bill Belichick Were the Manager of the Red Sox, Here's What He Would Have Said After Last Night's 8-4 Win Over Toronto:
"I thought this was a game that was kind of sloppy," Belichick said. "We had trouble with a lot of things. We've got a lot of work to do. We struggled in the running game again. We really didn't do a good job defensively with the shortstop [Orlando Cabrera], gave up some easy running yardage, struggled on the ball handling, stuff like that. But we made a few plays, made a few scramble plays with Mientkiewicz in there, got a couple of third down stops finally in that eighth inning with Foulke giving us something meaningful, and we were able to put a few points on the board late. But I think, overall, we've got a long way to go in every phase of the game.
"We've got guys who love to stand at home plate and watch their singles, doubles, and fly outs. We've got guys who don't know to take the extra base, they can't round third properly and they're slow as fog. I've got a third base coach whose judgment is impaired night in, night out. That's costing us runs we can't afford. Maybe we need to actually spend some time on the fundamentals of the game during the season. Shouldn't have to at this level, but you'd never know we worked on this stuff in the spring if you're watching the same games I'm watching..."
INJURIES STILL BUG SOX
Red Sox Place Youkilis and McCarty on 15 Day DL,
Transfer Scott Williamson to 60-Day DL,
Call Up Earl Snyder from Pawtucket
The Red Sox placed third baseman Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his right ankle (retroactive to yesterday) and placed infielder David McCarty on the 15-day disabled list with a ganglion cyst in his right wrist (retroactive to August 13). They also activated right-handed pitcher Curtis Leskanic from the 15-day disabled list and purchased the contract of infielder Earl Snyder from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room for Snyder on the 40-man roster, the club transferred righthander Scott Williamson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Snyder joins the Red Sox leading the International League with 33 home runs, 90 RBI and 70 extra-base hits in 120 games for Pawtucket. The 28-year-old is hitting .275 (129-for-469) with 36 doubles, 73 runs scored, a .329 on-base percentage and a .567 slugging percentage. The 2004 International League All-Star has seen time at third base (81 games), first base (29 games), left field (eight games), shortstop (six games) and designated hitter (one game). Good times. Boston.com story