Yesterday Shane Victorino did this:
It looked like the kind of thing that would crack every rib in your body. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Apparently he checked out OK because he’s been cleared to play in tomorrow’s game.
Baseball players: they’re tougher than you and me.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said last night that Nathan Eovaldi will start Game 3 of the ALCS against the Astros on Tuesday.
Rick Porcello was previously lined up to start that game, but he was used in relief in last night’s game. Not that Eovaldi is chopped liver. Indeed, he’s coming off seven innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts and no walks in his Game 3 start against the Yankees in the ALDS.
Houston will go with Dallas Keuchel in Game 3, followed by Charlie Morton in Game 4. That is, “unless Armageddon hits and we have a historically long game,” said A.J. Hinch yesterday.