Sunday, September 11, 2011

Boston Red Sox's Kevin Youkilis sidelined with bursitis, hernia - ESPN Boston

Boston Red Sox's Kevin Youkilis sidelined with bursitis, hernia - ESPN Boston:

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Red Sox need to get back to the basics and get healthy before the playoffs-With Youkilis hurting more and more as the season goes on it's not just him that hurts everytime he gets in the lineup. Between the coach, the fans, his teammates, we all hurt as he continues to struggle at the plate. He hasn't been himself for any length of time this entire year really. Youkilis is a gold glove player in the field and an above average batter at the plate, with a mix of patience to extend at bats and power to drive in runs. His patience has not only drawn walks but when he's putting pressure on the opposing pitcher and making him throw strikes and get his pitch count up. It's fairly typical that the quicker you get to the bullpen the better position your in as a team. We need someone to step up and play this role of solid defense and a key bat in the lineup whether it's him or something else before the Rays are looking back at us.