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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Oh, Pauley? Won't see him no more

Some times you gotta just take what you can get. In the case of the Red Sox Wednesday night, they took Toronto pitchers deep 4 times and got just enough defense (4 double plays) and help from the bullpen to salvage the final game of a 3 game series that already felt like the longest 2 game losing streak in the history of baseball.

In his first major league start, David Pauley gave up 11 hits, the most by a Boston starter this season, and 6 earned runs in the 8-6 win. After Pauley was pulled, Jermaine Van Buren (W 1-0) Manny Delcarmen, Keith Foulke, and Jonathan Papelbon (S 19) held down the fort, willing the Sox to only their 4th win in 11 games against the Blue Jays.

Big Papi David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez (2 RBI) both went deep along with Mark Loretta (2 RBI) and Trot Nixon. Lefty Ted Lilly, who is normally a Red Sox killer, gave up 5 earned runs in only 4 innings. He also walked 4 and gave up 2 homers.

The Blue Jays hit into 6-3, 1-6-3, 5-4-3 and 6-4-3 double plays, but still managed to score 6 runs. The 1-6-3 double play that was started by Pauley was almost a disaster. With the bases loaded the pitcher, whom everyone expected to go home threw to shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who made a terrific play to to get the ball to 1st.

Pauley: "Sending me back down to the minors, fahgetaboutit! This is where I belong, in the big leagues."

Pauley: "Nevermind how I got in here. Now put me down for the start on Tuesday against the Yankoffs or say goodbye to that bald @$%*ing head of yours!"

Tessio: "It's a message from Theo. It means David Pauley sleeps with the fishes..."

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