April 4, 2008
Game the Fif
(h/t Dave Chappelle)
The Red Sox (3-1) are back in action with a weekend set against Toronto(1-2), starting with today’s game, Tim (TIMMEH!) (h/t South Park)Wakefield against Shawn Marcum.
1-2-3 first for Boston, then a typical Wakefield inning-HBP, walk, then called strike, called strike, swinging strike three after going 3-0 on the Big Hurt, Frank Thomas. The Inning of Living Dangerously.
After 3, still scoreless, as Wakefield gives up hits, but no runs. A strange sort of lethargy from the Boston bats. Of course, you can call that good pitching, too.
Wakefield games usually move right along.
Now 5 in the books, 0-0. The kid Marcum, who is on my fantasy team, is very, very sharp. Using a lot of changeups.
Matt Stairs cranks a 6th inning solo home run for a 1-0 lead. Then a walk to Rios, a stolen base by Rios, and another walk. Big Trouble.
Now a bloop single, and it’s 2-0. Now a long drive by Aaron Hill that Ellsbury catches at the wall, then drops, for a 3-0 lead. The Toronto announcers are arguing that it should be a catch, for an out, and then a drop on the transfer. Then a single by Scutaro, loading the bases. Zaun grounds into a 5-4-3 double play.
Being one hit by Shawn Marcum? Priceless.
Then a walk to Ortiz, then a single to Lowell, then……..
JD DREW SLAMS A 7th INNING HOME RUN OFF OF MARCUM TO TIE THE GAME AT THREE. Phew!
Not so fast, Cochise. Thomas slams a two run double to left in the bottom of the seventh off of Manny Delcarmen, 5-3 Toronto. Dang.
A pile on run in the 8th, and that's all she wrote-a 6-3 loss.
Not a skullcrusher-we didn't deserve to win it-but one that could have been stolen.
Toronto, like Tampa, is going to be a pain in the neck this year.