Wakefield pitches a special pitch: Rangers-Sox Gamer I

Did you know that Tim Wakefield pitches what is called a knuckle ball?

He is pitching for the Red Sox as I write this.

If I may say so, this is the most informative and best gamer ever.

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24 comments… add one
  • Lugo sitting out tonight trying to compile his thoughts on why he stinks.
    Coco resting a bruised thumb.

    Rob June 29, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Wake has given up three hits through 2 innings so far. Pitched out of a minor jam this inning with a runner at third with two outs.

    Rob June 29, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • Manny singles to left to start the second. Now would be a nice time to string some hits together and get out of the funk that we fell into in Seattle.

    Rob June 29, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • Drew singles to right. 1st and second, Lowell to the plate.

    Rob June 29, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • My bad, Ramirez advanced to third.

    Rob June 29, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • Lowell grounds to third, Drew advances to second and Manny is nailed at the plate.
    1st and 2nd, one out. WMP up.

    Rob June 29, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • WMP FC to short. Drew to third, WMP safe at 1st.

    Rob June 29, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • Cora K’s to end the inning. Awesome job there guys. Started the inning with men on 1st and 3rd with no outs and we cannot score.
    Lowell fails to send a fly ball to the outfield allowing Manny to score and Wiffy make contact straight at an infielder.
    Clutch hitting again.

    Rob June 29, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • Why can’t this team freaking hit anymore, wth. Even with the snazzy at home vs. road batting averages promo, the guys as a whole aren’t hitting. We’ve got some guys hitting but they’re getting stranded.
    Wake is pitching as well as he can and we’re tied 1-1.

    NoSleepTilBrooklynSF June 29, 2007, 8:27 pm
  • even Youk isn’t hitting, can Papi do it?

    NoSleepTilBrooklynSF June 29, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • a kick save by the pitcher costs us a run. 2-1 sox.

    sf rod June 29, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • Okajima is just disgusting. There’s one more out to go but dang- that kid is hot.

    NoSleepTilBrooklynSF June 29, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • Pap time

    Rob June 29, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • Melhouse down swinging…1

    Rob June 29, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • Vasquez flies out to right…2

    Rob June 29, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • Lofton on base for the 5th time tonight with an infield single.

    Rob June 29, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Lofton steals

    Rob June 29, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Hairston draws a walk on 5 pitches.
    Paps, enough screwing around and end this.

    Rob June 29, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • Correction…Hairston was plunked.

    Rob June 29, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • Young finally goes down looking on the 7th pitch.
    Sox win 2-1

    Rob June 29, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • That last pitch was filthy.

    Zulu.as.SF June 29, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • Nick, are you feeling all right?

    Kazz June 30, 2007, 8:06 am
  • oh I’m feeling fine. I just saw that there were no gamers and had to put them up on the fly. Needless to say I had no ideas. But it is true that Wakefield pitches a knuckle ball. If you watched the game you would have seen it.

    Nick-YF June 30, 2007, 9:54 am
  • Here’s a comment I just posted at Baseball Musings. The anti-Sox/pro-Yankee bias of that site is so obvious it’s almost funny:
    More evidence of Baseball Musings’ flagrant Yankee boosterism/anti-Red Sox bias:
    * Mussina allows one run, strikes out three, allowing 7 baserunners over 7 innings. The Yankees defense turned two double plays.
    * Wakefield allows one run, strikes out four, allowing 10 baserunners over 6 2/3 innings. The Sox defense turns two double plays.
    So how are these outings described by Pinto?
    * “Mussina pitched seven very strong innings.”
    * “Tim Wakefield didn’t pitch all that well tonight… Tim was lucky.”
    Okay, so Mussina’s line is slightly better… But the result is identical. So it is humorous to this Sox fan that the Yankee-boosing Pinto takes such a negative line on Wakefield. (By contrast, MLB.com says that Wakefield “stifled” the Rangers.)
    If it were Wang, his site would say he “induced” two double plays; instead, Pinto writes that the Sox defense bailed Wakefield out. Considering how seldom Yankee pitchers go more than six innings allowing just one run, their fans should not denigrate other pitchers who do so.

    Hudson June 30, 2007, 4:13 pm

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