Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
That lineup sure looks toothless without Ortiz in there. It seems worse against LH pitchers for sure. I'd be quite tempted to push Shields back an extra day to rest his arm a tad, not pitch in 88 degree humidity, face good LH hitters Boston has. And just let him get Miami on Monday night.
If Yost tried to push Shields start back from Boston to Miami, there would be a physical altercation in the clubhouse.
Especially the way Shields pitched in his last outing. I'm sure he's chomping at the bit to get back out there.