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  • September 9th, 2010

    Red Sox 11, Tampa Bay 5:
    A Win for Wake…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:56 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Making history as the oldest member of the Boston Red Sox to win a game, Tim Wakefield was all that was needed last night in a contest where the bats woke up again and feasted on Matt Garza, who has beat up on the Sox this year. Giving up FOUR home runs, Garza and Elmo (his ridiculous chin hair) were in the showers by the end of the 5th inning…HA HA

    Wake’s line: 5 innings, throwing 86 pitches, 65 for strikes, Wake gave up 5 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits (including a homer) while walking 2 and striking out 4. The bullpen also did a good job of throwing 4 scoreless innings, giving up 2 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 2 in the span…

    And yes, the thought did cross my mind that last night may be the last time we see Wake pitch…which would damn near break my heart–Hell, go to a 6 man rotation for the rest of the year and let Wake get a few more starts–there is absolutely no downside to this…..If the Sox are actually going to let Manuel, Coello, and Richardson pitch, then they need to be Respecting the Wake…

    So, let me get this straight: Marco Scutaro was not supposed to play at all last night, but he pretty much talked his way back into the starting lineup. And then not only gets into the game but his is back at shortstop, makes his 18th error of the season(a fielding error, not a throwing error–which would have bee WAY too ironic) and then proceeds to have a 4 hit night, including TWO home runs??? Can’t make this stuff up–honestly…

    Apparently, the Sox offered Victor Martinez a 2 year contract–and I guess it wasn’t enough–in years, or money, as it was quickly rejected. Victor’s agent has stated he is looking for a long-term deal. So what exactly is a long term deal? 3 years? 4 years? He’ll be 32 in December–which means he would be 35 or 36 when then deal ended….Chancy…Personally, I doubt the Sox and he will be able to come to terms–Theo is not known for the long-term contracts, unless they are mediocre pitchers, awful shortstops, Stepford right fielders…

    Finally, Erika Lynn, one of the writers from fellow BBA Blog, I-70 Baseball, recently wrote an article about her first experience at a baseball game as a photographer. Witty and heart warming, The Omaha Challenge captures the experience of taking that step from baseball fan to baseball media. Definitely something worth checking out.

    Coming up: The Sox get a day of and then head to the coast for some MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT GAME???? Holy Buckets! That snuck up on us…6 games, 3 each against Oakland and Seattle–out of the 6, 4 of them later than 9pm, 2 of them this weekend, starting with tomorrow night. That Clay Person, on regular rest, kicks of the 3 games against Oakland. He is opposed by Trevor Cahill. 1st pitch 10:07pm. UGH

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