Extra, extra for Josh and Wake
If Josh Beckett and Tim Wakefield pitch in tonight’s All-Star Game, you know that the game has gone extra innings.
Beckett pitched on Sunday, and after conversations with AL manager Joe Maddon, he has labeled himself an emergency valve.
Wakefield’s situation is different because he is working on five days of rest. What Maddon has in mind for Wake is that he will be the last man standing, and could pitch a bunch of innings if there was an extended game.
Beckett and Wakefield didn’t express any disappointment at all about the possibility — or even likelihood — that they won’t pitch tonight. They’ve both had a great time just absorbing the All-Star atmosphere.
Jonathan Papelbon was informed by Maddon that he will likely pitch the seventh.
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