// Tim Wakefield

Red Sox Erred in Firing Francona, Should Cut Epstein Loose

It’s too late to undo firing Terry Francona, a rash decision born from the kind of rabid bloodlust that few fanbases besides Boston’s are capable of. But if John Henry wants to cut out the true cause of the Red Sox’s historic collapse, he needs to go one level higher and axe Theo Epstein. Player […]

Tim Wakefield’s Future with the Red Sox

Before Boston ended its precipitous fall in epically disastrous fashion, Tim Wakefield made the surprise declaration that he wanted to return for another year with the Red Sox. “I’ve definitely made up my mind that I definitely want to come back next year,” Wakefield said. Definitely a definitive answer. With the season now officially over, […]

Report: Red Sox Pitchers Drank Beer During Games on Their Off Days

I know, you’re reading the headline and saying… so? Babe Ruth probably did the same thing back when he was a Red Sox pitcher in the 1910′s. But then again, he was Babe Ruth. He hit 714 career home runs and finished with a 2.28 career ERA with 107 complete games. According to the Boston […]

Red Sox Continue Embarrassing Implosion in New York

Boston just can’t seem to get it together, and lost once more to start a doubleheader Sunday 6-2. And yet again, their opponent beat them down early, and as usual, the Yankees never let them back into the game. The omens started early, too, with Jacoby Ellsbury getting picked off in the 1st inning after […]

Red Sox Fall to Rays 8-5, Wild Card Lead Now Two Games

The last few weeks have not gone well for the Red Sox. Whether the correct word is panic or injury, the Sox have watched themselves fall from first place to second in the AL East and are now watching what was a done deal – the Wild Card – become a sprint to the finish. […]

Daniel Bard Blows Another Game, Blue Jays Win Late

For most of the game, Boston was in firm control, but the 8th inning was rough, as Daniel Bard blew the lead and gave Toronto a 5-4 win. Toronto seized the early lead in addition to the late one, scoring twice off John Lackey. With two on and two outs, Toronto put two more singles […]

Tim Wakefield Finally Wins 200th Game; Red Sox Top Jays 18-6

If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try nine more times? Tim Wakefield won his 199th career game on July 24 against the Mariners in one of his worst starts of the year (6.1 IP, 10 H, 7 ER). In seven starts (and a relief appearance) since, Wakefield arguably pitched well enough […]

Wakefield Again Denied 200th Win in 11-10 Loss to Blue Jays

The second heart-breaking loss in the last three games was arguably harder to swallow than the first, if for no other reason than that Tim Wakefield was so close—closer than he’s ever been—to his 200th win. Even so, this was an ugly game from the get-go, and both sides were to blame. When the dust […]

Erik Bedard on the 2012 Red Sox?

When the Red Sox acquired Erik Bedard in the remaining minutes of the trade deadline it seemed likely the left-handed Canadian was a rental who helped clear some space on the 40-man roster. Unlike the Victor Martinez and Jason Bay, Bedard will probably not qualify for free agent compensation. Of course, the team can always […]

Athletics Hammer Wakefield for Eight Runs, Add Seven More off Bullpen

The Oakland Athletics swung early and often Friday night at Fenway, and Tim Wakefield was powerless to stop them. Wakefield gave up eight runs (four earned) on eight hits, including two homers, and the Athletics battered the Red Sox, 15-5. The Red Sox maintained their one-game lead in the AL East because the Yankees lost […]

Eight-run Sixth Beats Red Sox, Wakefield Continues Search for 200

On a night full of opportunity, the Red Sox fell apart in Kansas City, losing 9-4 on Saturday. The loss hurt in different ways, most notably because it looked as if Boston was in line to get Tim Wakefield his 200th career win. Despite building a solid 4-1 lead, an eight-run sixth inning from the […]

Miller Shines In Spot Start Victory Over Royals

Apparently the 19-day layoff between starts didn’t faze Andrew Miller too much. Squeezed into the rotation for game two against Kansas City, Miller pitched 5.1 strong innings en route to a 7-1 victory. Kept to an 85-pitch count, the young lefty gave up just 1 run on 3 hits for win no. 5 of 2011.

Wakefield’s 200th Win Still on Hold as Sox Drop Seattle Series

It’s getting tougher to know what the Boston Red Sox will do during the rest of the season. Sunday’s season finale in Seattle saw a 5-3 loss to the Mariners, despite Tim Wakefield’s economical pitch count and complete game effort. Wakefield struggled at times, and the offense wasn’t there to back him up against the […]

Wakefield Denied Win No. 200, Sox Rally Late to Win 8-6

On a night Tim Wakefield was in line for career win number 200, the Red Sox let the lead slip away in the late innings, but the offense rallied in the ninth inning to edge the Twins 8-6. Alfredo Aceves gave up the lead in the eighth inning, but was the pitcher of record improving […]

Ellsbury Hits Walkoff Home Run to Lift Red Sox to 4-3 Win

For the second straight night, the Boston Red Sox went into the ninth tied with the Cleveland Indians. For the second straight, CF Jacoby Ellsbury sent the fans home celebrating a Red Sox win in walk-off fashion, 4-3. Ellsbury Delivers The young center-fielder stepped in the box with two outs, the bases empty, and engaged […]