Thursday July 15, 2010 | 11:15 PM

After Tim Wakefield gave up 7 runs (6 earned) over two-plus innings Thursday night, he was asked what went wrong.

"I don't know," Wakefield said.

And that is the problem when Wakefield struggles (which has been often this year). We're told that is just the way it is with the knuckleball. Sometimes it's hard to hit, other times turn out like Thursday night. he is 3-8 with a 5.65 ERA.

See more on Wakefield in today's Press Herald.

One other note from Boston: Daniel Nava was 1-for-2 with two walks. He is batting .305 with a .387 on-base percentage.

And now for rehab news: Jed Lowrie went 1-for-4 for Pawtucket, with a double and a sacrifice fly ... Jeremy Hermida was 2-for-4 for the Sea Dogs ... Manny Delcarmen started for Portland, pitching a 1-2-3 first inning.

Pawtucket got strong outings from several players. Ryan Kalish (.337), Bubba Bell (.307), Lars Anderson (.239) and Josh Reddick (.211) all had two hits ... Kris Johnson pitched 6 innings (4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K) and a slew of former Sea Dogs came in relief for one inning each: Santo Luis (2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K); Tommy Hottovy (1 K); and Kason Gabbard (1 H, 1 BB).

While Ryan Lavarnway got promoted to Portland, Salem second baseman Oscar Tejeda remains in Class A. He went 1-for-5, but is still batting .321.

Kolbrin Vitek (.297), the first-round draft pick in 2010, went 2-for-4 for Lowell ... But starter Madison Younginer struggled (3 1/3 IP, 6 H, 9 R, 3 BB, 2 K).

Good night from Fenway.

 

 

About this Blog

Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.

Follow his thoughts on the Boston Red Sox and Portland Sea Dogs on Clearing the Bases

Follow his thoughts on the Boston Celtics and Maine Red Claws on Holding Court


Subscribe to the
Holding Court RSS

Subscribe to the
Clearing the Bases RSS

Previous entries

April 2014

March 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

More

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)
Prefer to respond privately? Email us here.