Even when he himself uses them
Here's one of the things he thinks "went right" for the Boston Red Sox in the first half:Josh Beckett (11-4, 4.75) has delivered.
Here's one of the things he thinks "went wrong":Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield (7-8, 4.05) has been only OK.
Class? Why is Mr. Donovan a dummy?
(For the record, if you want to look deeper:
Wake: 4.17 DIPS, 19.8 VORP
Beck: 4.65 DIPS, 12.6 VORP)
As a bonus:What's next: If Jon Lester (4-0, 3.06 ERA) is as good as he's looked, the Sox have arguably the best pitching in the division and a better-than-good chance to earn their first AL East title since 1995.
Lester has worked his way out of a ton of jams. He has also been in a ton of jams, because he has 25 BB in 37.3 IP.
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