The Red Sox will look for an all-too-rare win Saturday night as Daisuke Matsuzaka attempts to bounce back from a disaster game in Oakland.
To do so, he'll have to find a rhythm with Ryan Lavarnway behind the plate. The young call-up has been abysmal not just at the plate, but behind it as well, so that might be a case of easier said than done.
With Lavarnway behind the plate, Jarrod Saltalamacchia will sit for the day. He was removed late in last night's game with back spasms, so that could be what's keeping him out today, rather than just a managerial decision. Mike Aviles will play at DH, with Jose Iglesias getting the nod at short.
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