Scutaro Powers Red Sox Over Rays
The Boston Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 11-5. Although Tim Wakefield gave up four earned runs in the first two innings, he settled down and pitched five full, giving up six hits, five runs (four earned), walked two and whiffed four. The bullpen took care of the Rays from there. Boston has lost so many games when they give up five runs (or more) but not last night. Two home runs by Marco Scutaro and multiple RBI totals from Big Papi and Victor Martinez did the trick. Here's Marco, who WILL NOT need surgery on his rotator cuff...
“My concern is I wanted to know what was going on in the shoulder. That was my first concern. I got the news that I don’t need surgery and the doctors don’t think by playing it’s going to get any worse. That made me feel better. After that news, I felt way better. I told him that if he wanted to give me a day off, make it on Friday. I wanted to be in there. I guess I feel OK."
You looked great last night, Marco. Tampa Bay lost a game to the pinstripers because New York won again. Theo Epstein will have to do some off season work to reclaim the top spot in the AL East. The injury epidemic that has plagued us this year has to vanish, too.
The Red Sox, after an off day today, will take on the Oakland A's for a three game set starting tomorrow. I'll have all the pitching match ups for you tomorrow. Click on this post's title for more Sox stuff and as always, BE WELL.
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