I think the Sox are addicted to losing. How else do you explain their pathological patheticness? Even when on the verge of winning, they find a way to lose and satisfy their craving for failure. Last night was example #92 of this tragic habit.
Ahead 3-1 in the 9th, you call in your so-called closer Andrew Bailey, and he gives up a 2 run homerun. It was Bailey's 3rd blown Save of the season, which would normally be impressive if he had more than 9 Save opportunities. His ERA is up to 7.04.
As a team, the Red Sox have blown the 5th most Saves in all of baseball. And they have the 5th worst Save percentage. This bullpen has some serious problems that need addressing in the off-season.
So instead of talking about Junichi Tazawa as a starter, maybe try him out as a closer. After all, just being a good mid-reliever isn't much of a qualification for a starter. Let's solve a problem instead of creating a new one.
The crime against humanity known as the 2012 season ends tonight. Good riddance.