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Tim Wakefield to Replace Brad Penny in Rotation

Tim Wakefield

So, the first pitcher out of the rotation will not be rookie Junichi Tazawa or the untested Clay Buchholz, but rather veteran starter Brad Penny, who will now make way for Tim Wakefield. Wake has recovered from a lower back strain, an injured left hamstring, and an injured left calf, and will start Wednesday night against the White Sox.

Wakefield, 43, hasn’t pitched since the All-Star break. In the first half, the first-time All-Star went 11-3 with a 4.31 ERA in 17 starts.

Penny, meanwhile, was bumped from the rotation after allowing eight earned runs in 4+ innings against the Yankees Friday. Lately, he has not given his team a chance to win, and is just 1-6 in his last 11 starts. Overall this year, Penny is 7-8 with a 5.61 ERA in 24 starts.

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4 comments for “Tim Wakefield to Replace Brad Penny in Rotation”

  1. [...] the sixth, when Alex Gonzalez went deep off of Floyd to give Boston a 2-1 lead. Wakefield finished his first start since coming off of the disabled list with seven strong innings of work: one earned run and three [...]

    Posted by Ortiz and Sox Walk Off Win 3-2 | Sports of Boston | August 27, 2009, 5:57 am
  2. [...] be on the active roster before that time), the Red Sox needed to release someone to make room. With Tim Wakefield back in the starting rotation and pitching well, the Red Sox parted ways with the slumping Bad Penny (that’s not a [...]

    Posted by Wagner Joins Red Sox, Big Papi Back to Hitting Walk-Offs | Sports of Boston | August 27, 2009, 8:25 pm
  3. [...] Sox scrambling for starting pitching. Wake was on the disabled list since the All-Star Break before making a start earlier this week against the White Sox. He was impressive in a no-decision, allowing just one run [...]

    Posted by Tim Wakefield to Miss Next Start with Back Injury | Sports of Boston | August 29, 2009, 7:13 pm
  4. [...] Sox, Top Story ⋅ September 7, 2009 at 2:15pm ⋅ Post a comment In a move that has become commonplace with the Red Sox pitching staff, Tim Wakefield will miss his next scheduled start due [...]

    Posted by Tim Wakefield to Skip Next Start | Sports of Boston | September 7, 2009, 2:15 pm

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