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Ouch

Tim Wakefield‘s knuckleball completely flat-lined tonight. This was about as unpredictable as the way Kazmir was destroyed Monday night.

I never expected this. I figured he’d come out and baffle them tonight.

One thing you don’t want to see when you are making your last stand for the division title is Devern Hansack pitching in the third inning.

If I’m the Red Sox — given the state of their health — I might take the pedal off the accelerator here pretty soon and play for the Wild Card. That is, of course, if they lose this game tonight.

Get all their ducks in a row, get guys like Lowell as much rest as he needs, and get this machine running smoothly for the playoffs. Fact is, if you have Beckett, Lester and Dice-K throwing well, homefield isn’t as huge a factor.

Wake to DL; Ellsbury back up top

Right shoulder injury for Tim Wakefield. Very similar to last year. They are trying to contain it before it gets worse. The plan now is for him to miss two starts. No word yet on who will start Tuesday. The top candidates are Michael Bowden (scheduled to pitch Monday), Devern Hansack (last pitched on Aug. 7) or Charlie Zink (who would have to pitch on three days rest).

And, originally, Jacoby Ellsbury was going to hit seventh today. But that changed two hours before game-time, when Kevin Youkilis was scratched with a left shoulder impingement — a product of lifting weights a few days ago.

So Ellsbury will lead off, J.D. Drew will hit cleanup and Sean Casey is hitting seventh.

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