But It Was Such a Near Miss

Red Sox lose 15-5. Tim Wakefield is denied his 200th win for the sixth straight time.

If anyone can handle this, it's Wakefield. He's played for years on one of the highest-pressure teams, throwing a pitch he can't control. He's a veteran starter but he's had occasional bullpen stints, and he was left off the 2007 World Series roster. This is a blip in his great (yes, great) career.

For the rest of the team ... well, I hope they can follow his example.