Going to the Wells — but it runs dry on Timlin
The Yankees already lost, the Angels are an absolute nightmare for them. So here was a chance for the Red Sox. They had a chance to get this thing down to a modest 4 1/2 games. David Wells did everything he could to get it there, but Mike Timlin coughed it up.
Remember back when we were talking about David Wells as if he was just some nice luxury? Well, guess what, now they desperately need him. He’s been huge for them lately, pitching well in his last four starts. He’s been robbed of wins now in his last two starts.
What to do about Timlin? He’s 40, and obviously feeling his age a lot more than Wells. Can Tito start turning to Foulke in the eighth? How about Delcarmen? It’s a dicey situation as none of the relievers — aside from Papelbon — have been consistent.
In other news, Manny is back but the Red Sox don’t seem all that confident that his knee is signicantly improved. This bears watching. If Manny can’t make it through the season, we all know what kind of trouble the Red Sox are in.
Absoultely gorgeous weather in Seattle tonight and i ate lunch at Wild Ginger, an incredible restaurant that sportswriters all around the country enjoy to the fullest. The fragrant duck rules.
Can the Red Sox avoid being sweepless in Seattle later today? Time for Red Sox Nation to turn their lonely eyes to Kyle Snyder.
Keep the faith, if you have any left :)