Wake Up

Watching a knuckleballer can quickly become a lesson in how things can go from being very good to very bad in a very short amount of time. Take Tim Wakefield, for instance. Sunday was the second game in a row where I got to see Wakefield’s otherwise decent pitching performance get done in by a single big inning.

Here’s a quick run down in photos of the day’s action.

6.13.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia gets taken off his feet by Phillies second baseman Chase Utley after turning a double play to end a bases-loaded jam in the first inning on June 13, 2010.

6.13.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox starting pitcher Tim Wakefield pitches to the Phillies in the first inning on June 13, 2010.


6.13.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre gets a slap on the back from designated hitter David Ortiz after hitting a solo home run in the second inning against the Phillies on June 13, 2010.


6.13.2010 — BOSTON — Phillies left fielder Raul Ibañez can't get to a double from Red Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro in the third inning on June 13, 2010.


6.13.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox starting pitcher Tim Wakefield looks to right field, where Phillies left fielder Raul Ibañez hit a 2-run home run in the fourth inning, on June 13, 2010.


6.13.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre pouts after striking out and stranding two men against the Phillies in the seventh inning on June 13, 2010.


6.13.2010 — BOSTON — Phillies shortstop Juan Castro gets his double play attempt broken up by Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez in the sixth inning on June 13, 2010.


6.13.2010 — BOSTON — Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco slides in safely ahead of the tag from Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia in the eighth inning on June 13, 2010.


6.13.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia argues a safe call for Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco, right, on a close play at second with umpire Paul Emmel in the eighth inning on June 13, 2010.

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