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  • May 24th, 2010

    Red Sox 8, Phillies 3:
    Win # 190 for Wake!

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:43 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    And his First Win since July of LAST year….Yay!

    And it was a doozy! 8 brilliant innings of shutout 5 hit ball, with a strikeout and 2 walks. Tim Wakefield threw 102 pitches, 68 for strikes–and what makes it even better is that he beat one of the best pitchers in the game: Doc Halladay, who didn’t have such a great day at the office giving up 7 runs (6 earned) over 5 2/3 innings of work…

    And it’s a good thing Wake went 8 innings–because Ramon S came in a pitched an awful 9th giving up 3 runs, including a 2-run shot by pinch hitter Ross Gload. Can he be the next pitcher to go? Please?

    I know the folks who write the articles do not write the titles to said articles that appear in print, online, etc. And I also know that they are trying to be witty and glib and all that nonsense. But when I was reading the Boston Globe online this morning, THIS was the headline of the Sox Sports Section:

    Fill-in fools Phillies

    Note to whomever wrote this: I understand Tim Wakefield is not an everyday member of the starting 5 anymore, and I know you liked all the alliteration and again, were trying, TRYING to be glib–But disrespecting Tim Wakefield by calling him a FILL-IN–that is crappiness to the Nth degree–and you should be ashamed of yourself–now knock it off…

    And I cannot even tell you how happy I am that Jacoby is back–and ironically, back before Cameron, who supposedly had the less severe injury…Jonathan Van Every was designated for Assignment to open up a roster spot for Jake…

    And now they are saying Mike Cameron could be activated this week sometime–which is exactly what they said last week…

    And how about that almost no-hitter on Saturday night? Too bad most of us didn’t get to see it, because Fox hijacked the 7:00pm time slot, and decided to show the Skanks/Mets game here–which is bogus, because there have been ALOT of times where the Phillies game has superseded a Sox/Skankee game on Fox. While I am thrilled Daisuke did so well, I am not holding my breath that this is a breakthrough and he is suddenly going to be the brilliant pitcher the Sox had hoped for…There is still the whole “one bad inning” issue that seems to crop up far too often…

    It’s also interesting to note how much better Daisuke does with Jason Varitek (who caught him on Saturday) rather than Victor Martinez. He is 2-0, with a 0.60 (yes, like 60 cents) ERA with ‘Tek–with Victor? 1-1 with an 11.05 ERA–I’m just saying is all…

    Josh Beckett started a throwing program over the weekend, playing catch form 120 feet, and will probably get a side session this week. On the 15 day DL for lower back strain, he is eligible to come off the DL on June 3rd. Note to Josh: If your not 100% WAIT…

    Coming up: The Sox head to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays–and hopefully they fare better against them than they did when the Rays were at Fenway in April. That Clay Person gets the nod to kick off this 3 game series, opposed by Wade Davis. 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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