Last night Daisuke Matsuzaka couldn’t keep his food down. Apparently it was coming out faster than how it went in. We do not hope for the same thing tonight with Tim Wakefield’s knuckleball – if the ball follows the same path as Daisuke’s pregame meal it might be a long evening for our squad. Wake has struggled against the Rangers historically: the last three years he’s made even starts against Texas and has compiled a 6.70 ERA. He’s pitched 44 innings in that span and allowed 50 hits, including 10 dingers. Considering his poor outing against the Yankees on Monday, we’re more than a little nervous about the possibilities in a warm Texas environment. The Yankees have already lost, so a win tonight would increase the Sox’ lead to a bulging 11.5 games over their rivals. Chat away here.
Lineups are not yet available, we’ll try to post them when they are disclosed.