September 16, 2003

                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  K   ERA

Martinez (13-4) 9 6 2 2 1 6 2.34
How sweet it is! Pedro goes 9 and Boston wins 3-2. ... Grady Little is insane. He moved Nomar to the #2 spot and put Walker at #3. Sure, Walker has been hitting lately (.354 in his last 22 games; .458 in his last 6 games), but does anyone truly believe this move has any relationship to common sense? And yet there he is, Walker, driving in the first run, moving Nomar to third to set up Ortiz's go-ahead RBI. The move is beyond moronic, but it didn't matter tonight. ... Pedro was masterful, throwing very few balls (37 to 85 strikes). His best inning was the 7th. With Boston up 1-0, Huff led off with a triple to the wall in left center. Martinez got Lee to foul out to Varitek on a 0-1 pitch, got Anderson to pop out to short on the first pitch and then struck out Rolls on three pitches. ... Out in Texas, the Rangers are whipping the Mariners 9-0 in the 7th. So at 10:00 pm, I'm off to sleep, dreaming of a 2½ wild card lead.

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