It’s time to jump in a taxi
For Thirty-third Street
Knowing I’ll be watching those ‘Birds’ go,
Watching Weaver’s Show
After waving goodbye to the Jays and Fenway, the Sox find themselves at Oriole Park in Camden Yards for a four-game road trip. Tim Wakefield missed has last start due to a sore back, resulting in a chance for Clay Bucholz to start, and we all remember how that turned out. Now Wake returns to action, riding a three-game winning streak in which he pitched 22 innings and didn’t allow a run. At 16-10, he is not only pitching for a share of the major-league win lead, but also to record a decision in each of his 27 starts, a feat not accomplished since Jack McDowell did so with the White Sox in 1993.
Garrett Olson has had the misfortune of facing Boston twice already this season. He’s allowed six runs in just over 10 innings, taking the loss in each outing. Boston holds the season series lead, nine games to five. Lineups follow, comment away.