Tim Wakefield has given up at least two homers in 8 of his last 12 games, a total of 21 over that span. The three gopher balls last night boosted his season total to 29, tying him with the Yankees' Randy Johnson for the league lead. . . . Wade Miller threw about 30 pitches in a bullpen session. . . . Mueller's hitting streak is 14 games. . . . Tony Graffanino had a tender right hamstring and was out of last night's lineup. He was replaced at second by Alex Cora. If it feels like it did (today), ... I'll probably need another day or so. But hopefully, with all the treatment I got, it will be a lot better.
It's just been a lot of people calling to say they are praying for me, people calling to tell me to keep my chin up. I even had a nice comment from someone in the media saying they appreciated the way I stood up and answered all the questions. They are kind words at a time when you would like to hear them.