Red Sox’ assistant GM Ben Cherington on Mike Lowell and his thumb over the weekend:
“Even at the end of the playoffs, in our exit physical, he barely made mention of it.”
Mile Lowell, speaking about his thumb to WEEI’s Rob Bradford last night:
“I was in constant and open communication about my thumb situation from the moment it happened to every week after.”
I have no idea who’s telling the truth here, but I think Rosenthal is right: Lowell is done in Boston.
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.
Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.
Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.