I must say, when I left my house at 2:30 p.m. today, there was no way I thought there would be a ballgame tonight. It was positively pouring. But how New England weather can change. Now it is pretty dry and brightening and, by all accounts, there will be baseball tonight.
Manny is making small progress, but these oblique injuries are always tough. The Yankees series this weekend for No. 24? Perhaps, but I wouldn’t count on it.
Kazmir really pitched right through that lineup last night. I guess when you consider there was no Manny and no Ortiz, not a huge surprise.
Wakefield and the Devil Rays. That’s a matchup the Red Sox will take every time. He’s 19-2 against them. The one thing that has clearly helped the record is the domed games at the Trop. But it’s hard to account for all the home success. The Devil Rays have undergone a lot of changes over the years, but Wake just lights up whenever he sees those Tampa uniforms.