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  • August 21st, 2007

    Red Sox 6, Tampa Bay 0:
    Now THIS is a baseball game!

    Posted by Christine E. at 3:01 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Tim Wakefield, despite the fact that he was without Doug Mirabelli (Kevin Cash filled in admirably, only having 1 passed ball the entire game) and the knuckler was dancing like a freak, pitched brilliantly, blanked the Devil Rays, going 7 strong and only giving up 4 hits, while walking 1 and striking out 5… he is now only 2 away from tying his season high in wins with the Sox (he went 17-8 in 1998…) Only downside is that he needed to be pulled form the game after 77 pitches, as his back started to stiffen up…

    The Forgotten One Update: As bizarre as it maybe sounds, there is still a chance that Matt Clement with throw another pitch or 10 in a Red Sox uniform. After throwing a successful side session of 50 pitches this week, the Emancipator said: I’m thrilled with the fact that I’ve put myself in the situation to be back…But it’s weird to even talk about the end of next month, and possibly pitching…I can honestly say that it feels like it should feel. Like I want it to feel…I feel like I’m close to ready to pitch.”

    Problem is, finding a place for him to pitch–The minor league season is ending the beginning of September, and with the Sox only 5 games ahead of the Skanks, every game counts. Although if Tito was going to throw Gagne out there anyway, why not give Clement a shot (when he is ready) I don’t think he could do any worse…

    Also, with the Magic # at 33, with 38 games to play, there will probable (hopefully) be some games left to play after the clinch, let him pitch then…

    In a truly classy move, Wily Mo Pena, who was traded to the Washington Nationals this weekend, released the following statement: “To my sisters, brothers and fans of the Red Sox Nation. I want to take a moment to thank you and the entire Red Sox organization for your support during my time in Boston. Your constant passion for baseball and your beloved Red Sox is unmatched and has touched me deeply. I will always consider you with a special place in my heart. The Red Sox organization deserves only the best and the Red Sox Nation is just that. Peace in life, Wily Modesto Pena.”

    I really hope he does very well for himself, he was a nice guy, and its a shame the Sox could not work it out with him..And, as a side note, Wily Mo hit his 7th homer last night–which surpasses how many homers the Sox current, everyday right fielder has hit this season–JD Drew, who has 6, and hasn’t had on in like 4 million at bats (OK, its only 154–but it FEELS like 4 million…) Blech….

    Tonight: Jon Lester goes for his 2nd win as he takes the mound in the dome (thankfully they are playing inside–there is rain everywhere!) in game 2 of this 3 game series. Andy Sonnanstine, who sucks (2-8, 6.17,) but kicked major Sox ass last week throws the 1st pitch at 7:10.

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