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Hermida's Chance

Before Mike Cameron returns to the Sox tomorrow, let me just say for the record that Jeremy Hermida should continue to start in left over Cameron.

Cameron has the skills and experience to fill in adequately for Hermida and JD Drew against lefties. That would also allow Ellsbury to lock in in center rather than moving him over everytime Cameron replaces Hermida.

Hermida is a big strong guy and he's only 26 years old. He hasn't hit a homer in a little while but he has a ton of 2-out RBIs and has loads of potential to really break out. As is he's on a pace for 17 homers and 100 RBIs (and a .220 average with 117 strikeouts). My guess is that if he played almost every day in Fenway, he would hit more homers than that and fewer RBIs. I'd like to see if I'm right.


Update 5/25/10 -- Looks like I might have been on to something. Cameron is coming back but Francona plans to play him more in left for now and wants to give Hermida ample at bats. Tito totally reads my blog. (Anyone else already miss Darnell McDonald?)

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