When Wake is on, as he was yesterday, it almost isn’t fair. Opposing hitters look like they’re trying to swing at a butterfly as the knuckleball dances playfully away from their bats. Add in the power-surging offense and you’ve got another slaughter. The White Sox again fell victim to the lethal combination of great pitching and potent bats. The Red Sox have outscored Chicago 35-6 in the first three games of the series.
Wakefield was dominating, giving up just 3 hit and 3 walks while striking out 6 over 7 innings. He is now one win away from his career high of 17, a mark he reached 9 years ago. Wake is also one decision away from tying Jack McDowell’s mark of 27 straight in 1993.
The bats started slow again, but once they got going, things became ugly in a hurry. It was a team effort once again, but Mike Lowell and Bobby Kielty caused the most carnage with a combined 7-for-11 with 6 RBI.
And all of the damage over the past three games has been dished out with no help from Manny. Today, it’s his turn to break out and help Batshit get a win.
See you at 2:05.