// Tim Wakefield

Chicago’s Floyd Denies Wakefield of 200th Win; Pedroia Hit Streak Done at 25

Tim Wakefield pitched well enough for career win number 200 on Friday night, but the Red Sox couldn’t get their offense clicking against Gavin Floyd and the White Sox in a 3-1 loss. Wakefield pitched seven strong innings, allowing just 3 runs to the potent Chicago lineup, with a knuckleball that danced for better and […]

Mayor Menino Wants David Ortiz to Sign 8-Year Deal with Red Sox

Can someone please give this man eight more years in office? Big Papi that is. Seriously, if David Ortiz doesn’t run the city of Boston then who will? Tom Menino? No! Menino doesn’t even want to, he wants Papi to do it himself. “I’d like to see an eight-year deal myself,” Menino said when asked […]

Sox Sweep Lowly Mariners in Slug-fest Finale

Seattle was staring down their worst losing streak ever in Sunday’s series finale, but Boston was prepared to make it happen 12-8, despite Seattle’s best efforts. The Ms didn’t waste any time, either. After a hit-by-pitch, Miguel Olivo homered deep to left to put Seattle on the board 2-0. They nearly did more damage, but […]

Andrew Miller Looking to Find Comfort Zone in Boston

The Red Sox sure have perfected the whole “easing young starting pitchers in” routine. I like to call them the Quadruple-A starts. Try your luck at the gutter dwellers of the major leagues before testing out Sunday night baseball in the Bronx. If you can keep Robert Andino guessing in the box, maybe you’re ready […]

Crawford Gets 2 Hits, RBI in Return; Red Sox Clobber Orioles Bullpen

The Red Sox needed 16 innings to score one run Sunday night in Tampa Bay. Twenty-four hours later in Baltimore, they needed just half that to score 15. Boston broke a 7-7 tie with an eight-run eighth inning, and Carl Crawford returned to the Red Sox with two hits, two runs and an RBI. The […]

Why Wakefield Closing in on Red Sox All-Time Wins Record Isn’t Good

At the start of every Red Sox season there are at least two things you can expect: unnecessary additions to Fenway Park and Tim Wakefield. The 45-year-old knuckleballer has been on the Boston Red Sox since 1995, has made over 350 starts for Boston and is on the verge of reaping the rewards of consistency. […]

Wakefield Guides Red Sox Past Blue Jays; Lester Hits DL

With news of Jon Lester hitting the disabled list on Wednesday, the Red Sox were left with 3/5 of their rotation out with injuries. Leave it to old reliable Tim Wakefield to right the ship and give the Red Sox rotation some stability, despite the fact he’s approaching 45 years old and in his 17th […]

Big 7th Inning Lifts Red Sox Past Astros; Ortiz to Start at 1B Saturday

Through the first six innings, the Red Sox looked dead in the water Friday night against the Astros. Marco Scutaro led off the game with a home run, but after that, the Sox managed just four walks and no hits or runs until the seventh off Astros starter Bud Norris, who had 10 strikeouts through […]

Buchholz’s Eventual Return Likely Means Miller Back to Pawtucket

Sound the trumpets. Beat the drums. Bang the gongs. Do something with some other instrument. Clay Buchholz will soon be back with the Red Sox. The man with the 6-3 record and 3.48 ERA will finally stabilize a pitching rotation that has been ravaged by stomach illnesses and spot starts. The 1-2-3 punch necessary for […]

Red Sox Lose 4th Straight; Wakefield Falls In Return To Pittsburgh

The last time Tim Wakefield started in Pittsburgh was 1993, when yours truly was just 6 years old. Back then, I was watching Ren and Stimpy and the WWF, just five years removed from diapers, and probably couldn’t name one Red Sox player other than Roger Clemens. OK, you get it, Wakefield’s old. Almost two […]

David Ortiz Should Sit, Not Move Adrian Gonzalez to Outfield, on NL Road Trip

Terry Francona has a problem: without a DH for the upcoming nine-game NL road trip, should he play David Ortiz (.313 BA, 17 homers, .977 OPS) at first and move Adrian Gonzalez (.359, 15, 1.019) to right field, or keep Gonzalez at first and use Ortiz primarily as a pinch hitter? Moving Gonzalez preserves the […]

Red Sox Honor Bruins, Beat Brewers 12-3; Buchholz Hits DL

These aren’t your father’s Red Sox. No, these are the Red Sox who have learned from the fellow sports teams in Boston on how to win. Before the game, the Red Sox honored the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins by holding their own duck boat parade around the Fenway warning track. After the mini-parade around the […]

Shields Baffles Red Sox All Night Long, Hands Boston First Loss in 10 Games

Having won their last nine games by a combined 47 runs, the Red Sox were on a roll heading into Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Then they faced James Shields, and everything rolled to a halt. Shields pitched a complete-game shutout, holding the Red Sox to just five hits, and left fielder Justin […]

Ortiz, Drew Nudge Wakefield Towards History in 11-6 Win Over Yankees

Yankee Stadium must be serving Boston cuisine in the clubhouse this year: entering Wednesday’s game, the Red Sox had won the first four contests of 2011 in the home of their arch rivals. After the game they would move to 5-0 on the season when visiting Yankee Stadium, beating the home team 8-5 and moving […]

Kevin Slowey: Red Sox Rotation Target?

Causing flashbacks to the injury bug that plagued the Red Sox in 2010, the combined loss of John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka to the disabled list has put into play the depth Theo Epstein built over the winter. Both swingman Alfredo Aceves and knuckleballer Tim Wakefield are currently in the starting rotation. With lefty prospect […]