Red Sox May Have To Get Creative With MLB Rules To Get Tim Wakefield Win No. 200


Well, it looks like Red Sox fans will have to keep waiting. The sixth time wasn't the charm for Tim Wakefield in his chase for elusive win number 200, and he will have to wait for another try.

Or does he? NESN Nation's Nate Hinchey scoured the MLB rules and saw that in order to get a win, a starting pitcher has to pitch a full five innings. Maybe next time Josh Beckett or Jon Lester has built up a big lead, they can let Wake jump in with two outs in the fifth?

Then it would be up to the official scorer to decide which relief pitcher was "most effective," and we hope that he or she would do the right thing and award Wake the W.

Watch the video to see Nate's other ideas and leave us yours in the comments.

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