Wednesday, June 1, 2011


What a home-stand! The Red Sox blew an early 3-run lead and capped off a sweep by the suddenly invincible White Sox, 7-4. Tim Wakefield could not hold the lead, and the bullpen finished the deal—as Albers and Papelbon coughed up an additional 3 runs.

David Ortiz continued his torrid hitting, clouting his 13th home run—which at the time tied the score at 4. Jarrod Saltalamachhia singled in two runs early, but this team is starting to regress to its early April template: lousy pitching, un-timely hitting, poor defense. Not a prescription for first place.

The Empire could pull two games ahead with a win today in Oakland.