Thursday, October 08, 2009


The notable aspect of this is that Paul Byrd is on the roster, Manny Delcarmen is not. Byrd can provide long-relief, just in case the injured Beckett, semi-injured Lester, semi-rookie Buchholz, or 5 inning wonder Matsuzaka need it. Rocco Baldelli also failed to make the ALDS roster.

Here's the full pitching staff:
SP Jon Lester
SP Josh Beckett
SP Clay Buchholz
SP Daisuke Matsuzaka
P Paul Byrd
RP Jonathan Papelbon
RP Billy Wagner
RP Daniel Bard
RP Takashi Saito
RP Ramon Ramirez
RP Hideki Okajima

The position players:
C/1B Victor Martinez
C Jason Varitek
1B Kevin Youkilis
1B Casey Kotchman
2B Dustin Pedroia
3B Mike Lowell
SS Alex Gonzalez
IF Jed Lowrie
LF Jason Bay
CF Jacoby Ellsbury
RF JD Drew
OF Brian Anderson
OF Joey Gathright
DH David Ortiz


  1. It's a shame that Wakefield isn't starting. I don't know if he'd be up to it, but the Red Sox owe him far more than the paycheck he's getting.

  2. It's a shame he couldn't stay healthy, he was having an excellent year.