Alfredo Aceves set a major league record on Tuesday night. When he won the game for the Red Sox he became the most winning-est pitcher in MLB history with at least 20 career decisions. He has a lifetime record of 20-2. Not shabby.
Somebody puts a gun to your head and demands you to say who is the active leader in wins in the entire MLB right now? You choke, what do you say? Roy Hallady? CC Sabathia?
You’re wrong. It’s Tim Wakefield… that’s right. Tim Wakefield. The crafty knuckeballer has 197 career wins and is creeping closer to 200. He has been in the league since 1992 when he started with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has beaten 27 out of the 30 MLB teams. The only ones he has not beaten are: the Red Sox, the Pirate and the Astros. He had a chance last weekend to beat the Pirates but came short and the same thing this previous week against the Astros. Hall of famer or not, Wakefield certainly has had amazing durability throughout his tenure in the MLB. He will surely be missed whenever he does hang them up.
Hats off to you, Timmy.
The Red Sox are pretty clutch when it comes to the 7th inning… they have now scored 74 runs in the 7th inning this year throughout 82 games… no other team has scored more than 47.
Jon Lester won his 7th game of the season on May 25th making him the first in the league to win 7. His record stands at 7-1. He is now 68-26 in his career. He has a .723% Winning percentage. This is the highest in MLB history of any pitcher with at least 50 decisions…. wow.