Rude A-Wake-Ning turns into happy ending
So much for Wakefield’s second shaky outing being the big story of the night. The Red Sox come all the way back and turn a possible blowout loss into a blowout win. TGFTDR — Thank God for the Devil Rays.
Ah well, you take what you can get at this stage. Magic number is down to 13. The magical story of Ellsbury continues as he hammers one out of the yard, giving him three homers in the Majors and two in the Minors this season.
And J.D. Drew hits his first Fenway homer since April 22. By the way, Drew now has eight homers on the year and WMP has seven since the trade. But J.D. is taking some great swings now. Maybe he’s at last ready to get it going.
You know Wakefield is going bad when even the Devil Rays take aim at him. For Wakefield’s entire career, the one constant is that he always beats the Devil Rays. Not this time. For the second start in a row, Wakefield was belted around the park.
He’s so hard to figure out. Before going down with the back injury, Wakefield was as hot as he had been at any time in recent memory. Three starts in a row, no runs allowed. Now he comes back and gets knocked out prior to the fourth inning in two starts in a row.
It is important to try to get Wakefield locked back in before the postseason. He’s the type of guy you need during the exhausting month of October.