Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Papi will play; how 'bout a walk-off?

David Ortiz has been medically cleared to resume playing baseball and will be in the lineup tonight when the Red Sox take on the White Sox at Fenway.
After missing one week with a heart irregularity, Papi was cleared by his doctors after extensive testing found no serious damage to his heart; it is believed that the condition was caused by stress and fatigue.

So for the first time since late July the Sox will have all their offensive weapons healthy, save for Willy Mo Pena, who is still iffy with a balky wrist. But with Manny, Papi, Tek, Trot and Alex Gonzalez all back and healthy Boston can finally field the team that was atop the AL East standings for most of the first half of the season and appeared to be a playoff lock, until the Boston Massacre II and subsequent rash of injuries derailed their plans.

How bout a walkoff Papi, for old times' sake?

Next game: vs. Chicago, 7P
Vazquez (11-8, 4.98) vs. Gabbard (0-3, 6.35)

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