// Vance Worley

Heeeere’s Jonny! Gomes Lifts Red Sox to Extra Inning Win over Twins

He’s hitting .183 on the season. His slugging percentage (.310) would be good if it were his batting average. The supposed lefty-masher has just six hits (albeit two home runs) in 37 at-bats against left-handed pitching – in other words, half his strikeout total in those plate appearances (12). Nonetheless, despite going hitless last night, […]

Phillies’ Raul Ibanez Beats Lackey, Red Sox

Red Sox starter John Lackey figured out eight of the Phillies’ starting nine Wednesday night in Philadelphia; he just couldn’t solve the ninth. Left fielder Raul Ibanez went 3-3 against Lackey, driving in both runs in a 2-1 Phillies victory over the Red Sox. It was Boston’s sixth loss in their last eight games. Ibanez […]

David Ortiz Should Sit, Not Move Adrian Gonzalez to Outfield, on NL Road Trip

Terry Francona has a problem: without a DH for the upcoming nine-game NL road trip, should he play David Ortiz (.313 BA, 17 homers, .977 OPS) at first and move Adrian Gonzalez (.359, 15, 1.019) to right field, or keep Gonzalez at first and use Ortiz primarily as a pinch hitter? Moving Gonzalez preserves the […]