Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The News Is All Good

Tim Wakefield was sensational on Sunday, shutting out the Phillies for eight innings on just five hits. It was his career 176th win in a Red Sox uniform, and he needs just 17 for the new Red Sox club record.

Garbage time pitcher Ramon Ramirez (and he should stay there) allowed three in the ninth, but the Red Sox won easily, 8-3.

Kevin Youkilis had a triple, a home run and scored three runs, as the Sox whacked Roy Halladay, who allowed six earned runs.

The Red Sox took 2 of 3 in Philadelphia, allowed one of the best offenses in MLB just 5 runs by the starting pitchers. And now head to Tampa for three with the Rays. They trail Tampa Bay by 8 1/2, but now only trail New York by 2 1/2 games for second place.

And Mike Cameron figures to be back for the Rays series, as he hit a game-winning home run for Portland on Sunday. He went 3-for-5 and hit .333 in eight games on his rehab assignment.

And according to Pete Abraham of the Globe, a fan related this story about Mike Cameron this past weekend:

He was not scheduled to play in either game of the doubleheader, but Mike Cameron was in Portland on Saturday. An hour before most games, the Sea Dogs make a player available for autographs. On Saturday, the player was Mike Cameron. He was so kind, taking time to talk to each person, pose for photographs, and sign whatever. What a class act.

Welcome back to the Red Sox, Mike.

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