Why is Julian Tavarez pitching in high-leverage situations? Why?
Batters hit his first 15 pitches to the tune of .317/.382/.533. Magglio Ordonez jumped on pitch #2, lining a three-run homer in the eighth inning that turned a 2-3 game to a 2-6 loss. ... Tito: If the difference in runs is four or higher, then Tavarez can pitch.
Once again, Tim Wakefield (7-6-3-2-6, 99) gets screwed with no run support. ... And Matt Clement goes tomorrow. Yipee. Even hitting against a guy making his major league debut, I question whether the Sox can score enough runs.
Wakefield / Bonderman, 7 PM