Like Manny, I can't believe it. How in the world did Chen Mien Wang throw a 2 hit complete game that resulted in a 4-1 MFY win? Seriously, the Red Sox made this guy look like vintage Nolan Ryan tonight. The only run came from a JD Drew HR that somehow cleared the bullpen fence with Bobby Abreu right there; I'm tempted to think Timlin was screaming something about a bow and arrow while he tried to catch the ball with his towel.
If you don't get that last sentence, you need to buy the EI package. Seriously.
Bottom line is this; Wang pitched his tail off and Buchholz did as well, although he didn't get the breaks Wang did. Tip your cap to the winner and move on. Tomorrow is Beckett vs. Mussina; I like our odds.
Tonight was one of those games where the opposing pitcher was flat out dealing and you hope the next time you face him he's worried about that argument with his wife over who cleans out the dishwasher. Because he was as good as a pitcher can be tonight.
I'm tired, I'm wore out, and I've still got 2 more days of Furniture Market to go, so I'll admit I'm not in the best frame of mind. Still, I'll take a dinged up Josh Beckett over just about anyone else not named Santana any day of the week.
Prediction? The boys get one back tomorrow.
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