Thursday, June 04, 2009
SOX EARN FIRST ROAD SWEEP
Technically, their first sweep of a 3 game road series. They swept the Yankees in a 4 game series in the Bronx a few weeks ago.
Wakefield was solid, and did a great job of getting ahead in the count. Francona pulled him in the 7th after only throwing 81 pitches, but I think with this bullpen, and with the speed Wakefield can collapse, you've got to take him out once you see a few well struck balls. Even if they're foul, or outs.
Dontrelle Willis is horrible. He's why I hate when the cover of Sports Illustrated has some 16 year old prospect touted as baseball's LeBron James. In baseball, once you lose your edge, you're toast. And some extremely talented players never get their edge at all.
Jason Bay has an argument to be the MVP of the season 1/3 of the way thru. He hit a 2 run double in the 3rd, and now has 53 RBI to lead the team, and have the 2nd most in baseball.
The Man of the Game:
Tim Wakefield - 6.2 IP, 3 runs, 0 walks
The Sox are back at home Friday night, hosting the Rangers. Brad Penny takes on Kevin Millwood.
AP Photo/Duane Burleson