Trachsel lost his control in the fourth and did not get out of the fifth (4.1-5-4-3-4-1, 102). But every time the Red Sox scored, Schilling (5.1-9-4-4-2-4, 95) gave it right back.
Orioles - 000 013 000 - 4 13 1Donnelly dug a little hole with one out in the seventh, but Okajima got the necessary two outs on six pitches. The Sox went wild in the final two frames -- 11 men batted in the eighth -- to make this one a laugher. (box)
Red Sox - 000 131 35x - 13 15 0
Papelbot saw his first action since last Sunday. O's 9th: Markakis (ffbbf) struck out looking. Bynum flew to left. Bako (fc) singled to left. Huff (bf) lined to third.
Lugo was 4-for-5, Manny reached base four times (double, 2 walks, HBP), Ortiz scored three runs, and Cora (who hit for Pedroia in the 7th) was 2-for-2 and isa now hitting .432.
The MASN team of Gary Thorne and Buck Martinez were annoying and often stupid. They compared the outfields of both teams by looking at batting average, HR and RBI and determined Baltimore's was better. After many years, Martinez is still unable to correctly pronounce our DH's last name. He laughed at people who think OBP is important and after noting his win-loss record, he said "Josh Beckett is the best starter in baseball."
Thorne, who did not mention anything about Curt's socks(!), said that the Birds were 11-4 against East teams so far and that "only the Sox are better -- at 12-5". About five seconds later, an on-screen graphic showed, with winning percentage, that 11-4 is actually better than 12-5, not worse.
On the plus side, they did not comment on Manny's hair.
Steve Trachsel (3.70, 115 ERA+) / Curt Schilling (3.28, 132 ERA+)
Likely not much posting today, as I'm still dealing with a sick dog (which ties in with FJM's Headline Of The Year.)