Fans will pray for an eighth inning in which Joba Chamberlain takes the mound against Gomes. He could ask Kevin Youkilis for advice.
Melky Cabrera's appeal of his three-game suspension will be heard Monday, along with Shelley Duncan.
Both players were suspended for their parts in an April 12 altercation with the Tampa Bay Rays. It started when Shelley Duncan spiked second baseman Akinori Iwamura with a slide, and Cabrera is alleged to have thrown a punch as the benches emptied.
Tampa Bay's Jonny Gomes was suspended two games, and his appeal is set for Friday.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
by Bronx Liaison
From Ed Price of the Star Ledger: