Sunday, August 30, 2009


Tim Wakefield was brilliant in his return to the rotation. But now he's leaving said rotation, at least for one start. He's stated that he felt back and hip stiffness/pain in the 3rd inning of his start against the White Sox on Wednesday. That stiffness and pain haven't gone away.

The Sox pushed Jon Lester back to Tuesday to take Wakefield's turn. Paul Byrd took Lester's spot this afternoon against the Blue Jays.

So right now Beckett hasn't pitched like an Ace in a few weeks. Lester can't reach 7 innings. Buchholz is hit or miss. Wakefield is down again. Tazawa looked dreadful last time out. And our hopes are riding on Paul Byrd.

Kind of scary.

Associated Press

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