Injuries Prevent Retirement: Sox-Orioles Gamer

Wakefield. Again. Just to torture us.

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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.

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.

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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