Wednesday, September 09, 2009
WHEN WILL WAKE START AGAIN?
The Tim Wakefield question remains without a solid answer. Francona and the Sox have "penciled" him in for a start in the team's upcoming trip to Baltimore, the weekend of the 18th. A couple of off days allow for the Sox to go with a 4 man rotation for now. But that won't be possible again. The Sox play their last 20 games in a row without a day off. This stretch starts September 15.
Wakefield can pitch, he just can't field. That's why he was scratched for the Tampa series. Wisely, scratched, I might add. The Rays would bunt and run like crazy on him.
If Tim Wakefield still can't field, I think it may prove to be too much of a liability in a playoff start.
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