Saturday, May 27, 2006

Paps Sets Rookie Saves Record In Costly Sox Victory

This one hurt. On a night the Royals won their first game in 2 weeks, against the Yankees no less, David Wells was looking good. Effective with his pitches, moving well when he had to field the ball, and giving up only one lone run, it all came undone in the 5th, when a line drive hit his right knee and sent him tumbling to the ground, twisting and turning with the pain. Where'd it hit him again? Of course, where it would hurt the most, his right knee. OUCH! His pain was our pain last night on what was later deemed to be a deep contusion. I hope that's not the end for him.
It was Big Papi and Mikey Lowell with the big hits and the game winners, as the bullpen held on and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 8-4 on this eve of the Memorial Day weekend. Jonathon Papelbon came on to get the final hitter, the ever dangerous Crawford, who had homered off Keith Foulke the inning before. 2 games up on the Yanks. Schill goes for his 200th victory tonight. And our hopes turn to David Wells, to heal. To come back and pitch again. We need ya Boomer.

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