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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

"Too high, too high": Manny's 3-run smash trumps Tribe, 8-6

When the Red Sox sent Guillermo Mota to Cleveland as part of the deal that landed them Centerfielder Coco Crisp, Cleveland fans had to be pointing at April 25th as a night where the Indians would hopefully stick it to another big name who escaped their small market off the Cuyahoga River for the friendly shores of big market Boston. They probably couldn't guess that Coco would be on the DL and Mota, the minor player in the trade, and Manny Ramirez, a previous defector, would make the difference in the Red Sox 8-6 win at The Jake.

Manny's game winning homer (3rd) in the 8th came after Cleveland manager Eric Wedge decided to intentionally walk Big Papi David Ortiz, who already collected his 9th home run earlier in the evening.

Manny went 3 for 4 on the night with a walk and the 3 RBI. He also upped his average to .300. Kevin Youkilis had another great game at lead off with an RBI on a 2 for 3 night that included a walk and a run scored on Manny's HR. Youk also stole his first base on a broken hit and run play in the 8th.

Curt Schilling got a no decision, throwing a surprising 133 pitches in 6.2 innings pitched. Schill gave up 5 ER on 9 hits, the biggest of which was a two run shot off the bat of Ben Broussard.

That little sh*t Aaron Boone continued to prove to be a thorn in the Sox side, above sliding into 2nd base after doubling in Ben Broussard in the 8th inning.

Manny slides past the tag of Indians catcher Victor Martinez to score on Mike Lowell's seventh-inning single. UB was amazed to see that base runners are 19 for 19 when stealing on Martinez. That is ridiculous. If he doesn't throw anyone out would his average be the infinity symbol?

Wild Thing Jonathan Papelbon, in just 10 pitches, notched his major league-leading ninth save.

Indians Fan #1: Too high...

Indians Fan #2: Too hard...

Indians Fan #3: Who gives a sh*t, it's gone.


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