Wednesday, May 20, 2009
SOX RIDE THE WAKE BOARD ONCE AGAIN
Tim Wakefield has carried this rotation. The three supposed Aces we all thought we had have been crappy, inconsistent, or injured. Wake has been a secret weapon for the Sox, as well as clearly their best starter. I don't know how long this run will last, but I think it's important to appreciate Wakefield. It's also important to imagine this team without his help, and where we may be once this run of good pitching ends.
I fucking hate Kevin Millar. Well not him, he's fine. But I hate the pink hat love affair around him. Folks, the Sox didn't win it all in 2004 because he gave everyone Jack Daniels and said "Cowboy Up." The Sox won because of pitching. Because Derek Lowe was red hot in October. Because Pedro and Schilling came thru in the World Series. And because Keith Foulke, Alan Embree, and Mike Timlin were money.
Man of the Game:
Ummmmm, maybe Tim Wakefield? 8 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, brilliant.
Brad Penny takes on Brett Cecil. I've never heard of him, but he's 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA, and he's a lefty, so I wouldn't look for HR #1 from Ortiz tonight.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola