Going, going Gonzalez working tonight, as Sexson and Ibanez go back-to-back jacks. Of course, both Tom Petty and the Sox 'won't back down' as Mark Bellhorn (1) and Trot Nixon (5) go yard for the locals. Nixon has two hits and is up to .311 and Johnny Damon keeps his hitting streak alive at 18.
The Sox have cranked out six runs and eight hits in five innings, but Gonzalez is getting beaten like a rented mule, as Francona finds the map to the mound.
Adrian Beltre greets Halama with a gravity-defying blast to left. Halama can only admire his portion of the engineering feat.
Well, it's late and like Foulke, I'm having trouble finishing.
Like Snow? Melrose's Chris Snow updates us on life on the farm in today's Boston Globe, and the progress happening at both Pawtucket and Portland. The Sea Dogs managed only three hits tonight, including a homer by Jared Sandberg, losing 3-2 to Bowie.
Meanwhile, the Mud Hens didn't lay an egg, thrashing the PawSox 13-4. Chip Ambres had two more hits, raising his average to .374.