May 7, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster (46) reacts to being relieved during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
The offense could do very little against Twins starter Scott Diamond. The highlight of the night for the offense would be David Ortiz extending his hitting streak to 27 games (30 more to go).
The game got out of reach in the eighth when there was a collision between David Ross and Will Middlebrooks which led to both players leaving the game. Pedro Ciriaco would supplant Middlebrooks at third and would botch two grounders which helped lead to a big inning for Minnesota.
Tough loss for the Sox on Tuesday. But the bigger loss could be a huge void at third. After Middlebrooks, there really isn’t a major league-ready third baseman waiting in the wings. Here’s hoping his injury isn’t serious.
Been a Red Sox fan since the infamous phantom tag in the 1999 ALCS. The love for the Red Sox has blossomed more and more ever since. Currently living in Omaha, Nebraska where I've resided my whole life. Been to Fenway Park four times and was in awe of the place. This is my first blogging gig. But writing has always been one of my stronger suits. Combine that with my passion for the game, things should work out fine. Follow me on twitter @JLFCASH