Tuesday, May 06, 2008
WAKE OF DESTRUCTION
Tim Wakefield was brilliant in a 5-0 Red Sox win Tuesday night, going 8 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits, walking nobody, and striking out 6. He easily could have pitched the 9th, but for some reason Terry Francona decided to shove Mike Timlin into the game. I guess Timlin needed the work, as he hasn't pitched since May 1st. This was Wakefield's 3rd straight quality start.
And how about Kevin Cash? He went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI, raising his average to .361. When does it become time to consider using Cash games started by pitchers besides Wakefield? His bat is hot, and a little more rest might help Varitek at the plate.
Ortiz and Ramirez went back-to-back in the 7th. Manny now has 497 career homeruns.
Terry Francona tied Walpole's Joe Morgan for wins as a Red Sox manager with 301.
Clay Buchholz faces Armando Galarraga Wednesday night.
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