9/16: The Byrd flies with the Angels

GAME NOTES: Paul Byrd makes what could be his final start for the Red Sox, as Tim Wakefield is due back shortly. Byrd has been a nice arm for the Sox so far. Can he shut down that offense?

GAME NOTES: Paul Byrd makes what could be his final start for the Red Sox, as Tim Wakefield is due back shortly. Byrd has been a nice arm for the Sox so far. Can he shut down that offense?

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  1. Mike Silver September 16, 2009 at 7:17 PM #

    Wow. That was strike three.

  2. justine10688 September 16, 2009 at 7:52 PM #

    Also looked like he went around on that check swing. Not the prettiest of wins but a win nonetheless.

  3. Gerry September 16, 2009 at 8:01 PM #

    That's OK. Plenty of calls in plenty of games go the other way, including this one. It looked low to everyone but the Amica guy.
    What a wild, wild, wild game. Running out of players in the 9th. 30 hits. 17R, many of them not earned. Pap hurting his back by slipping in the BP. Nick twisting his knee or leg in the AB. No Youk, No Martinez, Cameo by JD, pinch hit by Lowrie, great AB by Nick, walk off hit by A-Gon.
    Deja Vu the Cardiac Kids all over again . . . except this time it's not just Jim Lonborg, its Beckett, Lester, Buchholz, Daisuke . . . and don't forget Wake, plus Pap and Wagner, et al. Only 3ER by the Byrd, so a good transition back to Beckett.
    Several talking heads predicted a sweep by the Angels. Let's see what Josh Beckett can do tomorrow. Most talking heads in April predicted the Red Sox as the team to beat. This is a better team than in April, and once again it's the team to beat.