Of Wakefield's 2,002 career Ks, 1,892 have come with the Red Sox. Only Fat Billy has more (2,590); Pedro Martinez is third (1,683).
It's a tribute to longevity and I feel very blessed. Ive been able to wear this uniform for a long time ... The fans have been behind me the whole time I've been here. I'm very proud to be able to come out and not only get an ovation for that accomplishment or (for) a great start like my last one. They acknowledge great work and I'm honored to be able to tip my cap to them.Mike Cameron hopes to return to the lineup for the Yankees series next Monday. Fellow injured outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury may begin a rehab assignment in a few days.
David Ortiz is hitting .310 with a .999 OPS in eight May games.
I feel great right now. I feel the way I like to be right now.Scrolling through Ortiz's 2010 splits, I see that he is 0-for-17 in late & close* situations. After the sixth inning in all games, he is 3-for-26.
(*: PAs in the 7th or later with the Sox tied, ahead by one, or with the tying run at least on deck.)
Boston finished the LAA-MFY-TOR homestand with a 7-3 record. While the Sox scored an average of 6.6 runs per game, in half of the games they scored only 2 or 3 runs (1-4 record in those games). Slash stats:
Before homestand: .260/.333/.438/.770J.D. Drew managed to take the bat off his shoulder enough times to hit .469 (with an OBP of .526) in the three series.
During homestand: .297/.392/.478/.870
One more screenshot of pitch that Ortiz "struck out" on, which was Ball 5 of the at-bat.Pitch/fx had the pitch 8.1" outside the rulebook zone.