Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Not Bad For a Reclamation Project
Tim Wakefield went 7 1/3 innings tonight, and was sharp. And because he went that long, he broke the record of Roger Clemens (aka The Texas Con Man) for most innings pitched in a Red Sox career with 2,777 innings.
Pretty good for a guy Dan Duquette claimed off waivers in 1995.
Timmeh got the win as the Red Sox edged the Indians tonight, 3-2. Wake allowed just one earned run and four hits, and the combo of Hideki Okajima, Ramon Ramirez and Daniel bard shut the Tribe down the rest of the way.
The Sox got three gift runs in the fourth as Trevor Crowe dropped a fly ball to center that would have ended the inning, but four hits later, it was 3-1. The RBIs went to Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz and Bill Hall.
The Indians grabbed the early lead in the first, as Adrian Beltre made his league-leading 11th error of the season that brought in a run. The Tribe got their other run on Shelley (I Autograph Baseballs With Insulting Things About The Red Sox To Little Kids) Duncan's homer in the seventh.
The win was Tim Wakefield's 2nd of the year, and his 177th of his Sox career. Just 15 more to break another of the Texas Con Man's records, the career Red Sox win mark he holds with the great Cy Young.
New York and Tampa Bay both won, so the Sox remain four games out.