Red Sox v. Orioles, 7:05 pm. How do the lyrics to that Beatles song go? "Sweepity darling do not cry, and I will sing a lullabye"? Maybe not, but if I had a kid I would sing them to sleep with that tonight as the Sawx go for the sweep in Baltimore. Which Tim Wakefield will we get tonight: the one that saw fit to vomit up 3-run homers all over McAfee Coliseum, or the one that nearly out-dueled Erik Bedard at Safeco Field? Only time will tell! Either way, some incarnation of Wakefield (3-4, 4.70) will take the mound at Camden Yahhds against Jeremy Guthrie (2-6 despite a very respectable 3.64 ERA). Poor li'l Jer-Bear has been working so hard, but the lameass Orioles only gave him a measly 8 runs worth of support over those 6 losses combined. Sad! A win tonight, incidentally, would mean that the Sox actually break even at 5-5 on this suckfest of a road trip, so, like, fingers crossed and junk.
Are you gonna be in my dreams
Frivolous prop bet of the night: Manny Ramirez sits for the second time this series with a tummy ache after too many celebratory crabcakes.
Serious prediction of the night: Slugfest. The Sox hit really well against Guthrie last year, and Kevin Millar in particular gets pretty hitty around Wakefield and his lobtacular knucklage. I bet this game goes like 10-7. In fact...
/scrambles to bench Guthrie in fantasy league
/vacillates restlessly for the remainder of the night