Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Wakefield returns and pitches well; Sox still lose

Hurlers' return can't 'wake' sleeping bats as Sox fall to B'more 4-0

The return of Tim Wakefield to the Boston red Sox tonight had to provide a big lift to a pitching staff that has been mired below mediocrity for some time now. The knuckleballer has been out since July 17th with a fracture in his ribcage, but unfortunately his ageless arm could not help the Sox' punchless bats.
The Boston lineup, hereby known as the Fenway Flailers, were held to 2 hits by Baltimore "ace" Eric Bedard, who at 14-9 w/ a 3.76 ERA would actually be an ace on the Boston staff. He pitched 7 innings of 2- hit shutout ball with 2 walks and 5 Ks. Just to add insult to injury old buddy Kevin Millah figured in all of the Birds' scoring. The "idiot" had more hits than all of his old team combined (3), knocked in 2 on a 2-run homer, and scored 2 times after reaching on errors by Alex Gonzalez and Mirabelli. He always was a Demon-wannabe.
So just another depressing loss in what has been a summer full of them since BM II. And with just one more game against the flightless Birds tomorrow before departing for the Bronx, Nation members can only hope there aren't a whole lot more of them before the season mercifully comes to an end.

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