Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Wait Goes On And On...

For the fifth time, Tim Wakefield tried for his 200th win on Saturday night, and for five innings, it looked like it might finally happen.

And then came the sixth inning. And it all went south.

A 4-1 Red Sox lead turned into a 9-4 Kansas City lead. A chance for the Red Sox to get back into first place went up in smoke too, as A.J. Burnett told his manager in some rather colorful language that he shouldn't depart in a game where he gave up 7 runs in 1 2/3 innings. It was a 9-4 New York loss, and Joe Girardi wasn't too happy with the media afterwards.

The clock ticks on Wakefield, and let's just hope 200 is waiting for him in the finale in Texas on Thursday.

The Red Sox remain a half-game back, and Jon Lester goes for win number 13 today to conclude the series in Kansas City.

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