Wake comes to the rescue yet again, striking out a career-high eleven batters for his eleventh win. Eleven also marks a season high for strikeouts by a Red Sox pitcher.
Equally important was Wakefield’s ability, on display yet again, to halt a Sox skid. Yesterday marked the fourth time this year he’s halted a losing streak at two games and the third time he’s helped avert a series sweep.
Definitely a game I’m sorry to have missed. However, I was having a good time of it, hanging out with friends in Albany, and I have a couple of games lined up for the next week or so.
So here’s to Old Man Wakefield, who, like Fenway, never gets old. Isn’t that right, LB?
(I gotta say, I really like that photo.)