September 27, 2005
Tim Wakefield On October 1st
So, now, the Red Sox will be throwing Yankee-killer Tim Wakefield on 10/1 at Fenway, against Randy Johnson, instead of Curt Schilling (who will throw the next day).
This could be interesting. Wakefield is 38. He's already logged 213.3 IP this season - the most that he's done since 1998. And, as far as I can tell, in the last three regular seasons, from 2003 through 2005, he's never been asked to throw as a starter on three-days rest.
Yes, Wakefield does not have the "strain" that most pitchers do - because of what he throws. Still, it will be interesting to see if shorter rest, age, and season-workload perhaps impact him in some way.
Put it this way, as a Yankees fan, I'd rather face Tim under these conditions than have him under normal ones. Anything that could help New York, is a good thing.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at September 27, 2005 09:21 AM
They're going with the starters in both games...hmmm, hopefully, this can wear down some of the team. Well, except for Ortiz since all he has to worry about is hitting. Let's go Blue Jays!!!
Posted by: James Varghese at September 27, 2005 09:56 AM
So much for that...
Wakefield's pitching a pretty good game so far
Posted by: Raf at September 27, 2005 02:55 PM
Today is normal rest for him. Let's see Saturday.
Posted by: Steve Lombardi at September 27, 2005 03:14 PM