Wake's 23 starts:
IP H ER BB (comments)
1) vs Sea 5.2 3 1 1
(left with 2 outs and man on 1st: Jenks allowed his runner to score plus 1 more and Wake gets no decision: Sox win anyways)
2) vs Min 4.1 9 6 4 (started 5 days earlier/pitched relief 2 days before)
(scored 2 runs on BB, IF hit, GB single and Balk, later 2 inherited Wake runs are allowed by Aceves.)
3) vs Cubs 6 7 4 1
(shut out through 6.2, then two dbls = 1 run)
4) @ Det 7 5 2 2
(1 run scores on seeing eye GB single, SB and another seeing eye GB single.)
5) vs CWS 6 7 4 1
(shut out through 4.2, then BB, bloop single, SB, Groundout to SS, Gb double down 3B line that could have been fielded by Youk-2 runs)
6) @ NYY 5.1 5 5 3
(Shutout through 4 IP, then 3 runs on BB, PB, 1B, 2B, GB -man to 3rd-Sac Fly, then in 6th 2 outs and BB, and Aceves comes in and allows his run to score.)
7) @ TB 7 4 1 5
(Shut out for 4.1 IP then HR, in 6th BB, PB, BB, GB runners advance and Passed Ball allows run to score.)
8) vs Mil 8 3 2 1
(2-runo HR in 2nd + solo HR in 7th: no bad luck)
9) @ Pitt 6 7 5 4
(shut out for 4.1 IP, and 1B, SB, BB, HR- 2 runs, 2B, GB single for 1 runs, 4th 1 run scores on cheap single to 3B -Youk muffs it, and a 2B to CF that Ellsbury misjudged-could have been caught, then a GB to 2B.)
10) @ Hou 5.1 11 5 0
(1st inning: 1B, SB, GB runner to 3B, Sac Fly, 2nd: 2 runs scored on 2B, 1B, bunt 1B to 3B, and 2B, in the 5th: GB single, WP, 2B)
11) vs Tor 7 9 3 1
(3rd inning: swinging bunt single, 1B, GB runners advance, Sac Fly, long 1B)
12) @ Bal 4.2 9 3 2
(1st: 2 outs then weak 1B to 3B, hard 1B, then 3B for 2 runs. 5th: 2 Ks, HR, HR, 1B, bloop 1B-could have been caught, BB, 2B clears bases)
13) vs Sea 6.1 10 7 1
(1st: HBP & HR, 5th: K, BB, seeing eye GB 1B, 2B scores 1, Wake enters the 7th ahead 11-3. ***He could have been relieved***, but he stays in and allows: 4 runs on 3 singles and HR)
14) @ CWS 7.0 3 3 2
(Shutout through 5.1 innings, then bunt single to 3B, Bunt runner to 2B, WP, Sac Fly. 7th inning: BB and HR for 2 runs).
15) vs Cleve 6.2 5 3 2
(Shutout through 3IP, then HR, ground ball single, Ground ball 2B, ...2 runs, then in the 7th: 2B, Ground out, WP, K, 2B for 1 run)
16) @ MN 7 IP 8H 3 ER 0BB
(2nd inning: 2B, single, 2 groundouts-runner to 3B, PB run scores- 2 ERs. HR in 4th, 6th inning: hard single and deep 2B for 1 run). Wake leaves with a run run lead-Aceves lets up a run and Wake does not get the win.)
17) @ Sea 8 9 4 2
(Shutout for 2 IP, then BB on fullcount (squeezed), SB, Salty error, IF hit to SS (run), single, FC & error by Lowrie SS, then Sac Fly (run), BB, single (run) . 5th inning: IF single to SS, single, single (run). 7th: Solo HR.)
18) @KC 5.1 9 4 0
(Shutout for 2 2/3, then GB single up the middle and 2b down the RF line, then to the 6th a (1ER in 5 1/3, a K then IF hit to SS and 2 deep DBLs, Wake is pulled and Albers let’s up Wake’s run and several more and the Sox go from leading 4-1 to losing 9-4 in that one inning!
19) vs Oak 4 IP 8H 4 ER 2 BB
(2nd inning: 2B then GB hit between 1B-2B, WP, GO moves runner to 3rd and line drive single scores runner from 3rd. In the 4th, Wake gets rocked for 6 runs, but 4 of them are after a 2 out K/PB allows the inning to continue.)
20) After a 4 IP relief game vs TX (3H 0 ER) Wake starts again
@ Tor 5 3 4 3
(1st Inn: BB, WP, BB, PB then Sac fly. 3rd Inn: HBP, WP, 2B, BB, SB (3rd), then SB of home!
21) vs Tor 6 6 5 2
(2nd: DBL, then IF weak hit to SS/3B & 3-run HR. 3rd Inn: GB base hit, PB, HR. Wake gets the win.
22) vs TB 5 6 2 1
(2nd: K/PB runner to 1B, PB, 2B, GB single, SB, HBP, K (should be last out) single scores a run. 5th Inn: GB single (up middle), SB, WP, PB scores runner. Later, GB single up middle, BB then weak GB error to 3B allows run.
23) @ NYY 4 5 3 5
(1st: Bunt hit 4 feet in front of home, SB, bunt single to 3B, SB and E allows run, PB (runner to 3B) WP run scores! 5th Inn: hard single goes to 2B E7, Gb single to RF runs scores.
5 ERs on bullpen allowing inherited runners to score.
4 ERs allowed after Tito left him in (too long) in an 11-3 game (7th inn)-3 singles and HR.
31 out of 81 total ERs allowed as a starter scored on
IF hits, bloop hits, or misjudged fly balls that fell for “hits”
Muffed balls counted as hits
Runners advancing on GBs then Sac flies
40/81 ERs allowed were a bit shaky or “cheap”. I know all pitcher have some bad luck, but I doubt any pitcher has this percent of cheap runs allowed this year.
It’s pretty easy to figure Wake’s ER as a starter could be closer to 3.00 or 3.50 instead of about over 5.00.
VMart had 4 PBs last year in Boston. Are you so sure all the PBs are 100% Wake's fault?