Baseball is a lot better when you get run support. Just ask Tim Wakefield. Wakefield earned his first win on the season thanks to a 7 inning, 5 hit, one run performance. He threw just 82 pitches.
The bullpen was perfect in its 2 innings. Brendan Donnelly pitched 0.1 inning for Wakefield in the 8th before Terry Francona felt that Jonathan Papelbon should come in for the 5 outs. He struck out Vladimir Guerrero on just 4 pitches -- all fastballs, the last one clocked at 97. He then got Garret Anderson to line out to left to end the inning. Papelbon wouldn't be needed after the huge 8th inning from the BoSox offense, so Mike Timlin came in and pitched a perfect ninth.
Leadoff hitter Julio Lugo led the charge as he went 3-for-5 with 2 runs. David Ortiz and Mike Lowell each had 3 RBI a piece. Doug Mirabelli kick-started the offense with a home run. He finished the day going 2-for-5 with a run and 2 RBI.
Mike Lowell had another throwing error on a tough play to begin with. Everything else was solid.
Winner: Mirabelli and Wakefield.
Together, the battery mates kicked the halo off of the Angels.
Winner: Coco Crisp
This sucks giving him this award because I really want him to do well, but Coco was weak: 0-for-5 with 2 strikeouts and he left 6 men stranded on the basepaths. Please, Coco, I never want to give you this award ever again.