Game thread, August 20, BOS (Wakefield) @ KC (Paulino)
posted at 8/20/2011 5:56 PM EDT
For the 5th time, Tim Wakefield will go for win 200 tonight. He has pitched at least 6 2/3 innings in each of the 4 attempts, with a quality start in 3 of the 4, last at Safeco Field, going 8 innings, pitching a complete game, but getting charged for 5 runs, 4 earned, fanning 4. Paulino comes on with a 1-9 record (Rockioes & Royals), with a 3.76 ERA since coming to KC. Last start against the Spankee, he went 5 1/3, giving up 5 runs, fanning 4. Scutaro is back from a bad back, in the 1-hole in place of Els, with a day off, who is replaced by D McD.
Wakefield is 0-2 with a 4.08 ERA in his previous four attempts at his 200th victory. Aviles is hitting .308 in his 39 AB’s since he came to the Sox.-Wakefield has gotten an average of 4.08 runs of support in his last four starts. Paulino has never faced the Sox.