They need to win tonight.
It is the definition of a must win. Lester on the hill coming off a grotesque outing.
Going into Tampa to face David Price and the Rays.
If this season is going to amount to anything, they have to win this series.
I mean a sweep would be awesome, but 2 out of 3 is essential and our nominal ace is going tonight.
A sweep would put the Sox 2 1/2 back, 3 in the loss column of a playoff spot with a month to go.
Winning the series would put the Sox 5 games back in the loss column.
Losing the series would mean the Sox would be 7 games back in the loss column.
A Rays sweep would make it a 9 game gap in the loss column and time to shut down the veterans.
Win tonight and I'll get excited.
If not, the year might be done.
I don't often quote Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald... but THIS IS IT.