Friday, May 26, 2006

I have been flipping between the Sox game and the Mets-Marlins game, since Pedro has been pitching for the Mets. Petey pitched well, giving up two runs and striking out 10 in seven innings, but the unheralded Josh Johnson has outpitched him, giving up only one run through his seven innings.

The one thing I couldn't get used to was the relentless shilling to sell tickets during the Marlins broadcast. Such things are, of course, unnecessary here in Boston. Naturally, the Marlins are last in average attendance at 11,453 (thanks to for the stats).

A couple of more interesting attendance stats: the Marlins and Devil Rays combined average home attendance is less than that of 14 other teams. Three teams (Yankees, Dodgers and Cardinals) are already over 1 million in attendance three days before Memorial Day. The Red Sox are playing to 100.2% of capacity. Next is the Cubs at 95.4%.

David Wells pitched very well until he got whacked on the knee by a line drive. The initial report is that the imaging showed there was no evidence of serious damage. It's really too bad - Boomer looked pretty good in his first start since coming off the DL. We'll have to wait and see what happens.


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