Boston - The Red Sox made a roster move before the game, calling up Pawtucket first baseman Mauro Gomez and placing Darnell McDonald (right oblique strain) on the 15-day disabled list. Gomez hit .294 in 34 games with the PawSox, leading the team with 10 home runs, 33 RBI and 83 total bases.
Oh Happy Day...Sorry Darnell, I'll always remember those couple of walk-off's you had two seasons ago, and that time you pitched in a losing effort in the 17th in what was undoubtedly one of the low points in recent Red Sox History...beyond that, I don't really hope to see ya in a Sox uni ever again.
Maybe you'll catch on somewhere else, or maybe you'll make a career as a sort of Mickey Mantle of AAA, who knows, but your time in Boston should be done. I mean, your main usefulness the past two years has been pinch running for Big Papi, and frankly, now that he's more like Svelte Papi, you're not that much faster than he. And you've got nothing on Svelte Papi's bat.
So, so long Darnell. I'd say we hardly knew ye, if I didn't feel like we'd gotten to know you way too much as of late.