Re: can STEVE WRIGHT continue to channel his inner WAKEFIELD?
posted at 7/12/2013 3:26 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to Drewski5's comment:
I like Wright out of the pen. After seeing fastballs for your first three at-bats, facing a knuckler immediately wipes out any rhythym you're in.
Also: Wake generally struggled his second and third time through the order.
Of course, being slow to the plate (allowing runners to steal), and having a catcher who can cutch the knuckler consistently are concerns.
I actually missed the game...Who caught and how did he do?
Lavarnway caught and had a couple issues (1 WP), but nothing major. Lav is used to catching Wright in AAA and was the starting catcher yesterday anyway. He went 5.2IP, 3H, 0R and shut the M's offense down. It was a solid outing. Hes looked much better after making that adjustment to his delivery.
That knuckleball sure is a fickle pitch. You could have a debut like Wright's or one like Charlie Zink.
Boston Red Sox PitchersIP H RERBBSOHRPC-STERA
C Zink4.1 11 8 8 1 1 0 84-55 16.62
Maybe Lavarnway has a career as Wright's caddy like Mirabelli was for Wakefield. Someday he'll get a police escort to the ballpark too.