Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Red Sox 07 game 83 Recap

Press Pass l Box Score l Play-By-Play l Recap

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W: Wakefield (9-8) L: Jackson (1-9) S: Papelbon (20)
HR - TAM: R. Casanova (4) - BOS: M. Lowell (13)

► Hero - a lot to choose from here but I am going with Mirabelli for his 2 run single
► Goat - Jackson - for being a batting practice pitcher

Game thoughts

Coco is in a groove. A lead off triple to start the game and with super utility player Cora at the plate a squeeze play made sure that Wakefield would have a lead in this game, though it would be short lived thanks to Casanova.

Still for Wakefield, you have to celebrate every run that you can get, and with Manny, Varitek, Youkilis and Pedroia sitting this game out you had to figure that the runs would be in short supply. Fortunately for him, they were not as Drew, Ellesbury, Mirabelli and Lowell provided six more runs for him.

Though I am not a big Delcarmen fan, it looks like he is rapidly earning his spurs. Once again Tito brought him into a high leverage situation and he was able to get the job done. Its possible that the Sox have found their late inning right handed pitcher. No more shuttle for this guy.

Drew is officially out of his slumber as he went 2 for 4, scoring a run and knocking in one run with his two doubles. With Coco's resurgence, look for J.D. to fill the five hole in the batting order.

The bot did his job in the ninth as he once again set the Rays down 1-2-3 with two K's.


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