Sunday, May 24, 2009

Red Sox Take First Place But Ortiz is Still the Issue

Tim Wakefield picked up his 6th win of the season today as the Red Sox avoided the sweep. The offense delivered with 16 hits and 12 runs. Ells kept the streak going and now has a hit in 19 straight games. Lowell and Youk each hit home runs and J.D. Drew went 4-5. Every Sox starter had a hit but David Ortiz who went 0-5 with 8 runners LOB. He hit one ball hard but it was a line out and he is now batting .195.

Big Papi's time in the 3 spot seems to be over for a while. The team is standing behind him but it is time to drop him in the order until he can get it going again.

Red Sox Win 12-5 BOX SCORE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Mets 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 8 0
Red Sox 0 3 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 12 16 0


dave,  May 24, 2009 at 11:29 PM  

Did I not call it or what?!


Shelley May 25, 2009 at 7:18 AM  

Saturday...not so good of a day in the Red Sox Nation. Sunday, we got a smidge of redemption and were rewarding the lone spot on top of the AL East boards. We had better watch our backs though because those Yankees are playing some great baseball right now.

About Ortiz, I still think he might be in the 3 spot today. We'll see. We all know how I feel about David Ortiz, but I wouldn't fight a move in the order right now. I do think Tito is going to continue to be very slow to pull the trigger on that. I'll be very interested to see the lineup for this afternoon's game.


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