Crazy game, isn't it?
So let me get this straight. David Ortiz clocks a pitch some 425 feet to left-center field. It’s a homer at any park in America, except this one. Just a long out here in Motown. Ortiz sarcastically shouted as he walked toward the shower late last night, "No Pop, No Pop." In actuality, Papi has plenty of pop.
One inning later, Kevin Youkilis lofts a most innocent looking flyball that nobody in the press box or dugout seemed to think would be a home run. And it plops over the wall. Game-winning, two-run jack. That’s baseball in a nutshell. That’s part of what it makes it so great on a night like Friday if you’re the Red Sox and so utterly frustrating if you’re the Tigers.
When you win a game with two outs in the ninth, that can spark you to a pretty good run. Let’s see if that’s the case with these Red Sox.
Nothing out of the ordinary about tonight’s lineup except that it’s probably the strongest one they’ve had behind Wakefield this season.
There wasn’t a whole lot of intriguing pre-game news. But it’s certainly good news that Mike Timlin will resume throwing off the mound on Monday. Expect him to be activated in time for Saturday’s doubleheader.
David Wells has not resuming throwing yet, which might make a start next Sunday against the Rangers a stretch, but we’ll see.