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On Deck: Wakefield goes for 200... again

Posted on: September 7, 2011 4:26 pm
 
On Deck

By Evan Brunell


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WakefieldWe've been here before: Tim Wakefield has been trying to get career win No. 200 for over a month now, and will be making his seventh start (eight games total) since gaining his 199th victory. Wakefield's future past 2011 is in doubt, so he's running out of chances for the milestone. He'll get another shot at it Wednesday against Toronto, and needs to avoid a lousy start to prevent his ERA going north of 5.00. Brandon Morrow is going for the Jays, and while his 4.78 ERA doesn't look impressive, his 3.45 xFIP suggests that Morrow's been better than advertised. Red Sox vs. Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET

OswaltBeachyBest matchup: The best pitching matchup pits one of Philadelphia's Big Four against Atlanta's Brandon Beachy -- and it's Beachy with the better ERA. Roy Oswalt has struggled with back injuries this year, but still has a 3.80 ERA entering play Wednesday. Beachy, though, is at 3.37. Beachy has been especially hot recently, registering a 2.79 ERA in his last six starts. Oswalt has his own streak, winning four of his last five games, as the Associated Press writes. This after winning just once in his last 10 turns. A victory tonight would put the Braves in a double-digit deficit for the division, as well as push Oswalt's win-loss record to .500 at 8-8. Braves vs. Phillies, 7:05 p.m. ET

SoxTwinsFive in a row: The Twins made a pretty nice run of things in the middle months of the year to make them pseudo-contenders for a brief bit. Alas, they're back to their losing ways, and will seek to avoid five straight losses when Carl Pavano goes up against John Danks. Chicago is pretty much out of the division race too at 8 1/2 back, but don't tell that to Ozzie Guillen. "We're still in the pennant race," he told the AP. "I know it's going to be hard. ... One thing about it, we're not going to quit." That's all well and good, but it's over, Ozzie. It's over. By the way, this is the last time these two teams face each other in 2011, and the White Sox are on a 8-1 roll against the Twins. With a win tonight, Chicago would take the season series, 10 wins to 8 losses. A loss puts them in a tie. White Sox vs. Twins, 8:10 p.m. ET

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Category: MLB
Tags: Twins, White Sox
 
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