Monday, August 13, 2007


Sometimes Tim Wakefield is infuriating. Sometimes he is just average. But sometimes, he's terrific. Last night was such a time as Wakefield's Red Sox shut out the Devil Rays 3-0 to maintain their slimming four game lead over the Yankees in the AL East.

The Sox offense put up eight hits and three walks but managed only single runs in the first, seventh, and eighth innings. Thanks to Wakefield and a dominant Papelbon in the ninth, that was more than enough.


In other news, the Sox may turn to Clay Buchholz for one of the games in this Friday's (edit: I had previously and incorrectly written Saturday) double header with the Anaheim/California/New Mexico/Mexico/Anaheim/Cabo San Lucas Angels. Exciting, no? Buchholz, who's name I'm just learning to spell, has been effective though just short of dominant in AAA. He was utterly dominant in AA ball and, he does strike people out at a ridiculous pace. It will be interesting to see what the Sox do should Buchholz throw this Saturday and pitch a good game.

In still other news, St. John is a beautiful island. Lots of fun in the sun for me and the missus. A great place to be when your team is in the process of blowing two of three to a sorry outfit like Baltimore in the midst of a pennant race.

So, in case you didn't guess, I'm back from vacation and eager to get back into the heat of the AL East race. It looks like the Red Sox intend to make this an interesting summer, possibly more so than we fans would like it to be. Well, so be it. All the more crushing for the Yankees after we beat them, right? Right? .... Hello?

Stay tuned for more here at PFE in the near future. Just as soon as I clean up all this cat urine.

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