Can't stand prosperity. Despite 6 decent innings from Tim Wakefield (4 runs, 2 earned), the D-Rays folded, stapled, and mutilated the Sox bullpen after the Sox tied the game with a two-run ninth inning rally.
Eduoardo Perez launched a walkoff homer deep into the left field seats off Alan Embree's first offering. Embree continues to struggle.
Mark Bellhorn and Johnny Damon had delivered key ninth-inning hits to tie the game at four.
Although he didn't get the win, Scott Kazmir was outstanding holding the Sox to one run in seven innings.
Truth be told, having just got back from Mexico, I'm excited to see baseball again, after watching soccer on Fox, soccer on ESPN, soccer on some German channel, soccer on RAI, and CNN-international.
Bill Muellar sat out with the flu, with Ramon Vazquez starting a key around-the-horn bases loaded double play in the bottom of the eighth to keep the game in reach.
Farm stand. Miller Time. According to the Sea Dogs web site, Wade Miller will make a rehab start on Saturday as he makes his comeback from shoulder woes.
The PawSox were rained out Friday night. The PawSox are in last place of the IL North Division with a 5-9 record. Kelly Shoppach .270/.413/.649 four homers has paced the offense. Scott Cassidy is 3-0 with 13 innings of work, 8 hits allowed and 15 strikeouts.
Feeling Down? Curt Schilling takes the hill Saturday against Tampa, and if you feel sorry for yourself, consider UNC with Sean May, Raymond Felton, Rashad McCants, and Marvin Williams are seeking greener (NBA) pastures. AND the Patriots suffer through yet another number 32 pick as the reigning NFL champs. So, it's not so bad.