*Photo from the Boston Globe*
When your starting pitcher goes 6 innings, gives up 2 runs, walks 3, and strikes out 10, you figure you are gonna win the game, no? Not tonight. After 3 smooth innings, the Daisuke train sort of went off the tracks in the 4th.
After getting the first out, he seemingly struck out Vernon Wells on a wicked breaking ball, but it was not called a strike. Wells then hits a slow roller to Mikey, who bare handed the ball and seemed to throw Wells out at first, but the ump ruled safe. After that the wheels came off, as Daisuke walked 3 men and somehow, with the bases loaded, managed to give up only 2 runs.
While WMP did his part with an absolute BOMB off the restaurant you ate at Corn Muffin, the boys scattered 7 hits but could only manage the one run. Seems our new guy has inherited Wake's role as "starter who pitches lights out but gets no run support".
Wake and his knuckleball get the nod tomorrow vs. Thoma Ohka.
I like our chances.
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