Boston Red Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 8-4
Welcome to "Another Night With Pedro," or, as we like to say around the ballpark, "The Good, The Bad, The In-Between." Pedro Martinez pitched poorly enough to lose last night.
He also pitched well enough to win, which is what he did, thanks mainly to a fifth-inning David Ortiz grand slam that was altitudinous enough to have threatened every catwalk in every domed stadium in America. The ball was hit so high that J-Lo would have had enough time to dump Marc Anthony, get ...
The story lines were obvious. Except for the one taking place inside the Red Sox clubhouse.
A 1-hour-20-minute rain delay, which stalled Pedro Martinez's start, was an obvious concern. There was Martinez's clutch pitching in the fifth and sixth innings, when he escaped trouble to preserve the lead gained when David Ortiz hit a grand slam in the fifth. All of which led to the Sox beating the Seattle Mariners, 8-4, last night at Fenway Park.
And then there was the card...
Red Sox physician Bill Morgan yesterday joked about his less-than-stellar track record for predicting timetables for injured players to return, but in his opinion, third baseman Bill Mueller, who underwent arthroscopic surgery yesterday on his right knee, should be doing non-baseball activities in about three weeks, and could resume baseball activities shortly thereafter.
Morgan said Mueller underwent a "20-30-minute procedure" in Phoenix performed by Dr. David Zeman. M...
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