Strange game last night. Tim Wakefield has his worst outing of the year, as he gave up 5 runs in 5+ innings, and got the win. It was another night the starters didn't give the Sox a quality start, five staright now. But the bullpen has been sparkling. They allowed just one garbage time run (with two outs in the ninth by Takashi Saito) in four innings as the Red Sox won, 10-6.
Jason Bay left with an ankle injury, as he fouled a ball off it, but it sounds like he'll be fine for today. Nick Green and dustin Pedroia collided on an infield pop that left Pedroia sprawled on the ground. Held my breath for a second, but everyone was OK.
Everyone had at least one hit in the lineup, except David Ortiz. He drew two walks though. Mike Lowell went deep, Nick Green had three hits and three RBI, and Jacoby Ellsbury had three stolen bases, and now leads the AL with 13.
Funny how things work sometimes. Wakefield pitched seven innings and allowed one hit and gets a no-decision. He gets hit hard last night after the Sox stake him to a four-run lead, nearly gives it up, and gets the win.
And Buck Martinez did a nice job in the NESN booth, substituting for Jerry Remy the past three games. RemDawg is scheduled to return Wednesday night.
Today the Red Sox go for the split, with Brad Penny, and his 8.66 ERA, taking the mound in St. Pete.