ALCS Game Two Notes


ALCS Game Two Notes

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Tampa Wins 9 – 8 in 11 innings – Box Score

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox may have to question keeping Josh Beckett in the rotation. Tim Wakefield is slated to start game four. Game six is set for Saturday, with Beckett scheduled. Depending on Wakefield’s performance in game four he may be moved into the game six starting role. It would be on only three days rest, which sounds about right for a knuckleball pitcher.

After his four RBI in game two, Jason Bay has 9 RBI in the 2008 post-season.

Boston left 13 runners on base last night.

David Ortiz has walked four times in ten plate appearances during the ALCS.

Tampa Bay Rays

How about the performance by Rays reliever Dan Wheeler? In 70 games this season he pitched 66 IP. Last night he threw 48 pitches in 3.1 IP. I doubt he’ll be available for a few games but the Rays bullpen depth should be able to weather the storm.

David Price’s win last night will place him on some fantasy radars that he may have been left off of in 2009.

Evan Longoria chipped in three extra base hits in game two, a couple of doubles and a home run.

BJ Upton is up to four post-season home runs. He hit nine during in 145 games in the regular season.



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  • I concur, is Beckett hurt? I remember saying outloud “how can he still be in this game”. I would stay away from Wakefield in game 6, knucklers never work in domes.

    Tampa Bay’s bullpen was a question going into this series but they looked stong in both games.