Well Rested Pedro Tosses a Quality Start
Pedro strikes out 8 and allows only 2 runs over 6 innings; however he walked 4 and gave up a solo home run to Jose Guillen in the fourth.
"I don't remember the last time I threw 50-some balls in a game. But the truth of the matter is that we won the game and the rest of it doesn't really matter,"said Martinez, who threw only 63 of his 115 pitches for strikes. Martinez did hit mid 90s on the radar gun early and often.
"I felt like I could click 95 easy today, and I wasn't too far from the strike zone -- even though the results might show something else."The win marks Pedro's sixth straigh decision victory.
With Manny on the bench (untill Ortiz got tossed in the 6th) Kapler filled in admirably as he hit a key insurance homer in the 8th and stole a base hit with a shoe string catch in the 9th of Foulke closed it out.
Nomar also went yard with a solo shot for his 5th HR of his shortened season.