* It wasn't quite as eventful as Carlos Zambrano's implosion yesterday, but this afternoon's Twins-Red Sox game just saw home-plate umpire Todd Tichenor eject both starting catchers and both managers in the same inning, about five minutes apart.
Mike Redmond and Ron Gardenire were tossed in the top of the seventh after a borderline call at the plate went against the Twins and in the bottom of the frame Jason Varitek and Terry Francona were thrown out when Josh Beckett didn't like the strike zone. Beckett avoided Tichenor's wrath despite screaming obscenities from the mound by smartly turning his back and walking toward second base while Varitek took up the fight.
* The White Sox may not be ready to call up Gordon Beckham yet, but they did promote him to Triple-A yesterday. Beckham's final line at Double-A: .299/.366/.497 with four homers, 17 doubles, and a 24/14 K/BB ratio in 38 games.
* It took 180 plate appearances, but Bobby Abreu finally hit his first homer of the season. Now that Abreu and David Ortiz are both off the schneid, Russell Martin is the closest thing to a power hitter among the 17 guys who're still homerless with at least 100 trips to the plate.
* Now that David Price is in the Rays' rotation and Matt Wieters is due to arrive in Baltimore tomorrow, can Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson be very far behind?
* Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com projects the first 20 picks of this year's draft, which is less than two weeks away. You'll be absolutely shocked who he has as the No. 1 pick.