Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sox Harness 'Wright' Stuff, Beat Evil Empire, 2-1

(AP Photo)
Could knuckle-baller Steven Wright be the 21st-century coming of Tim Wakefield? Well, let's not get all that excited just yet. Nevertheless, Wright did shut down a highly offensive (and we do mean that phrase both ways) Empire lineup last night in a 2-1 win at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street. In fact, as John Farrell stated, "Given this lineup in this ballpark, he was outstanding from start to finish." The Red Sox offense was carried by David Ortiz (a monster solo HR in the 4th) and Alejandro De Aza (an RBI double after a Yankee error). [Full disclosure: FenwayNation criticized Farrell for starting De Aza over Rusney Castillo—that's why we don't manage in the big leagues]. All in all, a very nice win in the Bronx—capped by a heart-stopping save by Koji Uehara.