After Wakefield goes eight shutout innings (108 pitches), Tito pulls the hook with a 5-0 lead. (Bad move.) Seanez gets two outs, but he also walks three Rays. Tavarez comes in and strikes out Norton, but Mirabelli lets strike 3 get by him for a passed ball (5-1). The game continues. Tavarez walks Gathright (5-2). Tavarez walks Lugo (5-3). (Was the crowd chanting "Papelbon"?)
Tavarez gives up a single to Crawford (5-4), but Gathright, with the tying run, is thrown out at the plate, by Willie Harris (who also singled, doubled, was HBP and scored two runs).
Tampa Bay 9th: 9 batters, 1 hit, 4 runs, 5 walks. Unbelievable.
Willie Harris = MVP!
Timlin on the disabled list ("tired arm" or "strained shoulder"), Delcarmen called up.
MDC's Pawtucket stats this year:
According to the Herald, Tito will not use Papelbon or Foulke today. He told Paps: "Don't even put on your spikes today."GM IP H BB K ERA
10 17 9 6 19 2.12