Yeah, that was a lot closer than it should have been last night.
Yeah, when the Red Sox are up 5-1 in the 9th I should never hear the Tigers announcer say the words "And the tying run is coming to the plate with nobody out."
But Papelbon struck out the side... and that's all that matters.
Pile up the W's. Doesn't matter if they are ugly. Doesn't matter if Papelbon looks more vulnerable.
I'm glad Dice-K got his first win, but the only thing that matters is a Red Sox pitcher gets the W.
It also helps to put that seed of doubt in upstart teams like the Tigers.
Beckett tonight. Win the Series.