Yesterday's game (6/12 vs. Cubs) looked more like the Red Sox I was expecting this season. Solid hitting, solid pitching, questionable baserunning, etc. Wakefield looked fantastic, probably for three reasons: (1) Mirabelli's back, (2) nice weather for a knuckleballer, and (3) I dropped him from my fantasy team. The choice for Youk in the 3 spot seemed utterly ridiculous, until he got 3 hits, including a HR and a double, and now seems genius. The only two negatives I can think of are that (1) Manny continues to look terrible at the plate against lefties; something's just wrong with him; and (2) the 9th would have been a great time to bring out Embree, rather than Myers, one of the Sox's few game-is-on-the-line pitchers. Oh well.
Let's hope we can, for once, get some momentum going. Back at Fenway, against two sub-.500 teams.
(Oh, and GrieveRules -- I hope you got at least one of your three predictions right...)