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GameThread: Sox @ O's. 7.1.09

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No getting around it.

Despite what we might've thought was in everyone's best interests, the Sox didn't pack up their gear and leave town after last night; we've got another game with the O's this afternoon @ 1:35 EDT.

At the very least, the members of our bullpen should get some hearty cheers at any moment that they step on the field; whether sarcastic cheers from the O's fans or...sarcastic cheers from visiting Red Sox fans.

Josh Beckett takes the mound this afternoon, and that's quite a relief. No offense to Wake or Brad Penny, but he's simply THE guy we need out there when we're feeling iffy about the pen. His opponent is Brad Bergesen. I know nothing about Brad Bergesen. That's about to change for all of us:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Brad Bergesen 5-2 13 13 1 0 0 0 83.2 83 37 35 9 19 40 3.76 1.22

Not bad. Actually, a great line overall if you can get around the fact that we normally see good starters as being able to get strikeouts, and Bergesen really doesn't.

Use some listerine to get that bad taste out of your mouth from last night, and comment away.