Tim Wakefield has pitched at least seven innings and given up just 11 earned runs in his last seven starts. Yet he is just 2-3 in that stretch. I’d say it’s time the Sox bring the lumber.

Tonight, Wake faces the Yankees and Joba Chamberlain on the big stage with Joe Morgan breaking it all down for us. This, to me, is a big game. Not that the Yankees are really competing for anything right now, but the difference between a 3-1 domination in their backyard and splitsville seems huge.

So let’s end the holiday weekend on a positive note. Knock out Joba by the third, put the boots to the bullpen, maybe even have a good old-fashioned Red Sox – Yankees brawl towards the latter innings. Just for old times sake.

Just get some runs for Wake.