It's not a good prospect to have to rely on Chien Ming-Wang to stop a losing streak.
Wang has been perfectly mediocre vs. Boston in his career, racking up a 4.82 ERA in 84 innings. He has not faced the Red Sox this season. In two starts last year, he was brilliant and then awful. Which will show up tonight?
Tim Wakefield is still a dependable starter at 42. Like Wang, he's been very up and down against his main rival. A 5.03 career ERA (in a full season's worth 223.2 ip) vs. the Bombers, including 1-1, 4.98 ERA last season. He has not faced us this year.