Light action for the MOTs last night:
Sam Fuld entered the game for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Baltimore Orioles as a defensive replacement, starting in right field before moving to left field. He was 0-2 at the plate. The host Orioles won, 3-2 in 14 innings to keep pace with the NY Yankees, who beat the host Boston Red Sox, 2-0. Ryan Lavarnway was 0-1 as a pinch hitter; Craig Breslow pitched one inning of scoreless relief, walking one and fanning one.
Ian Kinsler was 2-5 for the Texas Rangers, who lost to the visiting Cleveland Indians, 5-4. Scott Feldman starts tomorrow when the Seattle Mariners come into town.
The game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kevin Youkilis/Chicago White Sox was postponed by rain.
A few weeks back I wrote to Bob Beghtol of the White Sox to ask if Youkilis would participate in High Holy Day games.Now, I know I don’t work for the New York Times of the broadcast networks, so I’m used to not getting responses to queries addressed to various PR people (I’m still waiting to hear from the NY Giants about whether/why Jacquian Williams wears a Mogen David), so I take it with a grain of salt. But in this case he was sitting on the possibility that the team would indeed change the start time.
From the team’s press release:
The change of game time comes as a result of discussions and an agreement between the White Sox and Indians, after a significant number of White Sox fans reached out to the club with concerns over the original game time’s conflict with the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.
“Over the past several weeks, we have had a number of our fans communicate their concerns with the game’s start time on September 25,” said Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Along with the Cleveland Indians, we have agreed to move up the start time of the game to 1:10 p.m. to accommodate many fans’ interests.”