Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Headlines from the Globe and Herald today:
*A case of the drops
*Message hits home: No room for error
*Not so fast on that right turn in outfield
*Fly ball presents problems
No doubt WMP should catch the pop up (he did hit a slider - I'm wrong once again), and as some noted, Guillen could have tagged up and scored anyway. But it doesn't appear that the two major papers mentioned that Mike Timlin lost Guillen via the BB after being up 0-2. Or where the hell was Super Papelbon?! It was a tied in the ninth at home in another "must win" game. Timlin had already worked an inning. Papelbon had Monday off and even though, he worked both days of over the weekend (throwing 24 and 31 pitches), and he should have been good for an inning last night. Since Pap started his stretching routine, he was likely available. Tito just didn't play his best card - the Red Relief Ace. If Paps had a tough inning, the downside would be that he would be unavailable for tonight (with an off day Thursday, Paps would be ready to rock for the weekend). But who the hell knows what happens tonight, especially with Wells on the mound. Did anyone in the main stream media ask Tito that question?