Home Runs And Knuckleballs Doom Jays
Tim Wakefield (2-1, 1.35era) and the Boston Red Sox made quick work of the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday night in Toronto, with the Red Sox winning by a score of 4-1. It was another sub-three hour game for Timmy, who only surrendered one hit through the first six innings. Big Papi, Doug Mirabelli and Mike Lowell went deep to help the cause as the Sox took over sole possession of first place. Brendan Donnelly pitched a 1-2-3 8th and Jonathon Papelbon threw a 21 pitch ninth for the save. And there WILL be day baseball today at 12:35 before the Sox make their way home for a three game set with the hated Yankees. A would-be pitching mismatch is on the card today, with Roy Halladay, a healthy Halladay, by the way, going against number five (for now) starter Julian Tavarez in the rubber game of the series.
Oh, and here's great news! Jon Lester continues his road to the majors.....Tito Francona had this to say, from the Courant (click on the title for the full article)...
"Jon Lester is getting closer to returning. The lefthander will make one more start for Single A Greenville Friday. His next start will be for Triple A Pawtucket next Wednesday or Thursday in Rochester, N.Y.
"We want to get him to a place where he can go and completely compete," Francona said. "Take the shackles off and go pitch as good as you can pitch and stay out there until the game dictates when you come out."
Go get 'em Jon. No shackles needed. We can't wait for your first walk to Fenway Park's hallowed mound.....we'll go nuts! With love....for you.
And one last word about the Sox pitching, wonderful words indeed! From the Globe.....
"Last night's game was the eighth straight in which the Sox have limited opponents to three or fewer runs, something the staff hadn't done since 1988, when Sox pitchers went 11 games at that level of stinginess."
Peter here. Nice! And as always, thanks for reading. You're the best!