Wakefield. Again. Just to torture us.
Reddick misplays a flyball into a Derrek Lee 2-run triple in the bottom of the first; Sox explode in top 3 with three, including a Salty solo blow, a Muddy Chicken RBI single and an AGon RBI single.
Meanwhile in the Exploding Lightbulb Dome, AJ blows up early and Tamper leads, 3-1 and is threatening more in the bottom of 2.
Carl singles to open top4.
AJ implosion continues; 4-1 Tamper.
This isn’t related to tonight’s games, but it’s baseball-relevant and made me laugh very hard, so I thought some other folks might enjoy a laugh after they get angry at tonight’s starting pitcher: http://mlb.sbnation.com/2011/7/17/2279239/get-a-brain-morans
AJ gets out of it.
Salty follows with a single, JD, making perhaps his last start in a while, strikes out on what Castig calls “a very hittable pitch,” Scutaro reaches on an E3 to score Carl, Els sac fly scores Salty; 5-2.
Sox keep pounding Bergeson. Reddick homers, 6-2.
Stuck, are you suggesting the the teahadist party is a bunch of morans?
Bobby Wheeler is hanging in there.
Score still 7-7.
Darnell doubles in three more. 15-7 Sox.
Buck Showalter is a crazy shade of red right now. So fun.
Didn’t the last time they had a game end late because of a rain delay, the Sox offence blew up for a bunch of runs in the next game?
Williams just needs to throw strikes here, up 8 runs is no time to finesse pitches
This one is getting ugly fast
Every pitcher the Orioles trotted out tonight had an ERA over 5.00. What happened to all those can’t-miss pitching prospects they piled up in their drafts?
I know he didn’t deserve it, but I’m bummed Wake didn’t get his 199th win. Good outing by Wheeler though, which is hopefully a more accurate indicator of his future performance than the beginning of the season.
Since his low-water mark on May 4th (with a DL stint following), Wheeler has pitched 21.1 innings and given up five earned runs, 13 hits, 4 walks. So he’s been darn good for a while now. As the #4/5 non-lefty in the ‘pen (after Paps, Bard, Albers, maybe Ace) the Sox could do a lot worse. Just think if Jenks had been anything but an enormous, injured slob!
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