When it looked like Victor Martinez was going to be taken out of the game last night during that grotesque 10th inning, I thought "Why not?"
Seriously... after seeing the stat that among the 19 players put on the Red Sox DL, there were 6 players on the Red Sox opening day starting line up and 9 either former or current All Stars.
Victor Martinez was one of the 19, one of the 6 and one of the 9... and it was appropriate that as the Red Sox season slipped away that an injury was in the middle of it.
I hope Francona either sits him or gives him some first base time as the games in Chicago take a turn to Meaninglessville.
Of course that would mean Varitek would get the bulk of the catching duties (38 years old and has been injured most of the year) or maybe give Kevin Cash some more time (a man whose hitting I have compared to Elmo creator Kevin Clash.)
Someone pointed out that Jarrod Saltalamacchia is hurt and out for the year, making it #20.
Sadly we both forgot that when the rosters expand, there's no need to put someone on the disabled list.
20 would have been so symmetrical.