AL East Lead:
The Red Sox Train rolls on.
Tim Wakefield (3.14, 141 ERA+) / Vicente Padilla (5.52, 82 ERA+)
David Ortiz is 4-for-10 against Padilla -- two doubles, two home runs, two walks and no strikeouts.
I felt very good coming out of my warmup in the bullpen. ... But all of a sudden, I didn't feel too well. I tried my best to take the team as deep into the game as possible. I regret that I ended up being a burden to my teammates today.The Globe's Amalie Benjamin wrote that Matsuzaka "was seen dry-heaving in the concourse [and] felt the onset of nausea in the second inning".
Has anyone ever seen a ballplayer get sick on the field? Players have had fevers, been drilled in the groin, swallowed their chaws -- yet I've never seen it. ... How cool would it be to have Dice strike out the side, while vomiting between batters!
OPS+: Manny Ramirez (98) isn't that much better than Dustin Pedroia (93). Yikes. ... Tops on the team: Ortiz (172), Youkilis (152), and Lowell (150). (Cora's at 141.)
LAA - 300 000 000 - 3 6 111 GA!
MFY - 000 100 000 - 1 8 0