Yesterday the Sox fell 2-4 to Texas and the Yankees won, moving the Sox to 2nd Place in the bouncy AL East. The Sox are also on a 4-game losing skid. (their longest of the season) But, a new first baseman could help a bit earlyin the second half. That new first baseman is Adam LaRoche, formerly of the Pirates is a power-hitting first baseman. He is hitting .247 with 12 homers, and 40 RBIs. The Sox also acquired Chris Duncan from the Cardinals as they traded Julio Lugo, Duncan is batting .227, with 5 homers, and 32 RBIs. The Sox play tonight against the Rangers at 8:05 ET on ESPN, trying to avoid their first sweep of the season. Tim Wakefield has been placed on the DL with a back injury, so Clay Buchholz will be filling himin in the rotation, and he is pitching tonight. I hope they avoid their first sweep!