Thursday, September 10, 2009
A BIT OF DRAMA, BUT A HAPPY ENDING
Remember when the bullpen was dependable? At least it's still deep. Delcarmen blows the lead, but he's picked up by Ramirez, Wagner, Bard, and Papelbon.
And thank Theo for Victor Martinez. Although Varitek had a rare night of good production. I think Martinez is going to be more than fine in clutch situations this October.
Paul Byrd was as good as Paul Byrd's going to be. He's Brad Penny in May, give him 6 runs, and 4 innings of relief, and you'll probably be fine.
The Sox take tonight off before hosting Tampa Bay. The Rays are 9.5 games behind the Sox, but the Sox are like the only team they can beat. The Rays have winning records against three AL teams: the Blue Jays, the Royals, and the Red Sox.
James Shields vs. Jon Lester Friday night.
AP Photo/Steven Senne