More exciting Sox news today, incidentally, as Terry Francona has announced that the pitchers for games 2 and 3 in this series will be Justin Masterson and Bartolo Colon. Sweet! According to the MLB.com article, this decision is pending the weather being nice: according to Francona, “[Masterson and Colon] understand that this is in all likelihood what's going to happen, but if weather gets in the way or something happens, that can change.” Not sure what on earth that means. Perhaps Masterson hasn’t been waterproofed yet? Scotch-Gard(TM) that shit, yo!
Frivolous prop bet of the night: Trey Hillman forgets that he no longer coaches in Japan; is tossed from the game for complaining that the strike zone is too small and the ball too large; drowns sorrows in sake and geishas.
Serious prediction of the night: After getting a breather yesterday, Okajima throws two shutout innings tonight. (Fun fact: Okajima's former team, the Nippon Ham Fighters, is the same team Hillman used to manage.)