Game 2, finale
Game 2 is in the books, and it is not one to remember. For the next few starts, all the attention is going to be on Josh Bard to see how he handles Wakefield’s knuckleball. That’s only natural.
Wakefield doesn’t seem to be too worried about it. In a classy move, he placed all the blame for Tuesday’s sloppy contest on himself, and not Bard. Doug Mirabelli made it look easy, but this was only Bard’s first crack in a real game. Wakefield has always struggled in Texas and doesn’t know why. Just one of those things, he thinks. Sunday in Baltimore should be a better indication.
In other news, it seems like Coco Crisp has been on base since the second he got to Spring Training. Three more hits on Tuesday, and his first stolen base. Fenway fans are going to love guy.
Until tomorrow — the official unveiling of Beckett — Ciao!