Sunday, May 23, 2010

Boston's Tim Wakefield Silences The Phillies

A beauty by Timmy Wakefield, our "6th" starter. He 's been SO good. I'll have the full wrap tomorrow but here are the game details as he took care of a more than solid Philadelphia lineup. Red Sox reliever Ramon Ramirez has been a TOTAL failure but the Boston Red Sox prevail, thanks to Timmy and the one and only WHITE hot YOUK...

PHILADELPHIA - "Tim Wakefield pitched eight shutout innings for his first victory in nearly a year, and the Boston Red Sox roughed up Roy Halladay in an 8-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Kevin Youkilis tripled, homered and scored three runs for Boston. Wakefield’s knuckle ball, which averaged in the mid 60s, flustered the Phillies. He allowed five hits and two walks in earning his first win since July 8, 2009, against Oakland. Wakefield (1-2) earned his 190th career win as the Red Sox took two of three from the Phillies.
Ramon Ramirez allowed three runs in the ninth — Raul Ibanez’s RBI double and pinch-hitter Ross Gload later connected on a two-run homer.
Youkilis aided the Boston offense with a triple to open the second and a towering homer to left in the sixth off Halladay, giving the Red Sox a 4-0 lead. Youkilis is 21 for 58 in his career against Halladay.
Halladay (6-3) was hit hard a start after he didn’t appear to have his best stuff in a 132-pitch complete game effort against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, a 2-1 loss. On Sunday, Halladay, who has a major league-leading four complete games, saw his ERA jump from 1.64 to 2.22 after allowing eight hits and seven runs six earned in 5 2-3 innings.
Halladay appeared to have an inning-ending double play in the fourth, but Adrian Beltre’s soft grounder went straight through third baseman Greg Dobbs’ legs, allowing two runs to score for a 3-0 advantage.
Youkilis led off the second with a triple to deep center field, which bounced out of Shane Victorino’s glove as he jumped for the ball. J.D. Drew followed with an RBI grounder to first, scoring Youkilis for a 1-0 lead."

I HAVE TWO WORDS FOR YOU. Wakes and Youk. I'll have a full wrap in the morning. NICE!

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