bwagner112 wrote:Further reports show Wakefield has been confirmed to have inconsistency and mediocrity...this condition will likely continue throughout his boring and non-descript career.
Gotta say, there were lots of Yankees fans claiming that some Red sox fans were classless for saying bad things about Matsui after his injury. I read some of the posts, and am not in complete disagreement with them. I just want to say that I find this post just as disrespectful as some of them posts were. As Yankees fans were saying back then, if you have nothing nice to say, maybe you just shouldn't say anything.
Having gotten that out of the way, the fact that Wakefield throws a knuckleball is going to make him a hit or miss sort of pitcher. But as far as knuckleballers goes, he is one of the best there is out there. He has also been doing very good this year in particular, although the record doesn't show it. He didn't get much run support at the beginning of the year. He is also a rock. It was clear in the 2nd inning last night, when he gave up three runs, that his back was killing him, and he went two more innings... and he would have kept going if Francona had let him! As far as consistency goes, he consistently gives the Red Sox 6 to 9 innings in a game... until this recent injury of course. Big loss for the Red Sox, if he goes to the DL. Big loss... It will hurt the bullpen as much as it will hurt the starting rotation.