Nick Punto


Life hasn't been easy for Will Middlebrooks in the days since Kevin Youkilis was sent packing.

First, there was the slump: 1-for-15 with two RBI in four games after the trade.


At this point, there's no turning back and there's no in between. By the end of this season, the Red Sox will either make me look really smart or really stupid.


TORONTO So far, Dustin Pedroias absence from the Red Sox lineup has not presented a problem. The Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 7-4 on Saturday afternoon, their second straight win in Toronto.


The mustachioed man to your right is Kevin Youkilis, in happier times.