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Monday, April 26, 2010
Can't wait for the Disney movie about Tim Wakefield
Since he's been around forever and because he's a knuckleballer, Tim Wakefield gets no respect (with all apologies to the late Rodney Dangerfield).
With the latest news that he's going to the bullpen, Wakefield had one last start (for now) yesterday and predictably the Sox blew it as they lost 7-6 to the Orioles , the worst team in baseball, in 10 innings at Fenway.
Wakefield gave Boston (8-11) 6.2 innings, two earned runs on seven hits, one walk and five strikeouts. Pretty good stuff but the Sox were up 4-1 in the sixth before their dogshit middle relef allowed three runs in the seventh and three in the tenth.
Baltimore (3-16) had lost ten in a row at Fenway and the first two games of the series but they didn't have much trouble in the seventh as Nick Markakis hit an RBI double and Miguel Tejada cranked a two-run homer off the foul pole in left.
Boston had one of their best innings of the season when they scored four in the sixth inning. Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz had RBI singles, J.D. Drew scored a run with a sacrifice fly and Mike Lowell knocked in the last run with a double.
The Orioles scored all three runs in the 10th inning off a pair of singles. It looked like they might choke one more time as Drew hit an RBI double in the bottom of the 10th and Bill Hall followed with an RBI single.
It wasn't to be as former Sox prospect Cla Meredith earned the first save of his MLB career.
The Sox go to Toronto for three games starting tonight with Josh Beckett facing Dana Eveland.