With the Red Sox rotation seemingly shortening by the day, Tim Wakefield went seven innings last night, giving up three runs and inched closer to the Red Sox team record for career wins by picking up the 184th of his Boston career in a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.

Timely save – Peter Abraham has Wakefield giving the bullpen a breather with his strong outing. More gamers from Dan Duggan | Brian MacPherson | Maureen Mullen | Bill Ballou |Nick Underhill 

Tim Wakefield rides to rescue – Michael Silverman has the knuckleballer coming up with a strong outing when needed. More on Wakefield from Mike Fine | Maureen Mullen 

Jacoby Ellsbury continues his powerful statement in 2011 – Alex Speier has Jacoby Ellsbury adding to his All Star season. Joe McDonald has Ellsbury and Wakefield both coming up big last night. Tony Lee has more on Ellsbury, and a look at Kevin Youkilis playing his first game of the season at first base. Eric Avidon also has a piece on Ellsbury.

Starting to look ugly – With Jon Lester the latest to head to the DL, Nick Cafardo says that the rotation is taking its lumps. Michael Silverman says that the Red Sox are more than a little banged up right now. Despite all the injuries, Brian MacPherson says that the Red Sox have confidence in their depth.

Buddin fielded criticism – Dan Shaughnessy remembers the Red Sox shortstop from the 1950’s who passed away without much fanfare last week.

Why Jays ace Ricky Romero is rooting for a Red Sox draftee – Alex Speier looks at what the Toronto pitcher has in common with a recent Boston draft pick.

Clemens saga is a sad tale – The Roger Clemens trial makes Bill Reynolds sad.

Jon Lester to DL; Clay Buchholz gets 2nd opinion – Duggan’s notebook has the latest on the injured starters. The Globe notebook from Peter Abraham has Lester headed to the DL, the same topic is covered in the Red Sox Journal, The MetroWest notebook from Eric Avidon, and the Telegram notebook from Ballou.The CSNNE.com notes have Ellsbury doing it all for the Red Sox.

 C’s picks eyeing Europe – Mark Murphy has the Celtics draftees considering offers overseas because of the NBA lockout.

Champs begin to look ahead – Stephen Harris looks at the Bruins rookie development camp, set to begin today.

 

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4 thoughts on “Wakefield Lifts Beleaguered Sox To Second Straight Win

  1. On my way home from work today, I heard 5 minutes of radio between Michael Holley and Mike Adams in which the latter waxed poetic about Dick Williams, who passed away today. Adams was passionate, reasoned, and sincere.

    The problem is that I'm not sure Mike Adams can name every team in the American League right now. You hear him talk about baseball in the 60's and 70's and I'd dare to say that he's actually entertaining to listen to (cue the thumbs down voting). But anything sports-related of the past 20 or 30 years and the guy is just a cartoon character waiting to rattle off the next weed or dick joke that he can come up with.

    By the way, how in the world does Tom Curran not have a full-time radio slot? I think his BSMW approval rating will be at the top of the list.

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  2. For the second straight day Bob Ryan and Kathryn Tappen were hosting D&C. As latetodinner noted Tappen made a pretty bad mistake by not knowing the rule on when players can be sent back to the juniors. But I can accept that, because she has a much more pleasant demeanor than either D&C. I have always been a huge fan of Bob Ryan's so I was pretty happy thinking this would be a good show. At 8:00 I was listening when the first call was about …… Whitey Bulger. "click"

    When I think of George Kimball I remember him being a good boxing writer but for some reason Ron Borges was always considered the go to guy for the sport. My guess is that Borges was more willing to go on TV or the radio. I do not remember Kimball ever being on other media outlets (According to his Wikipedia page, Kimball did do some radio in the 1980's). The other memory I have of Kimball was his 1992 incident with Roger Clemens. Clemens was not happy with a story Kimball wrote and in turn Kimball was assailed with some bulky rolls. Kimball writes about it in his review of Jeff Pearlman's book, "The Rocket That Fell to Earth" in 2009 for the Boston Phoenix. Here is the article:
    http://thephoenix.com/Boston/arts/79233-review-th

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  3. On BSMW we have commented on some of the bad media members here in Boston. We must always remember that other cities also deal with its share of simpletons as well. The latest example of this comes to us from Tim Ryan of The Sports Hernia who found this gem from Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune. Rosenbloom puts Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano in his cross-hairs. Why? Is it because Zambrano had a meltdown and trashed the dugout? Nope. Is it because he got in another fight with a teammate? Nope. The reason is because Zambrano is going to Guatemala during the all-star break to adopt his son. What gall, huh? Here is Rosenbloom trash for all to see.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/rosenblog/ch

    What is most disturbing are those who agree in the comments section.

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