Friday, September 09, 2011

I didn't think it would come to this

It's a critical series.
The Red Sox are playing a critical regular season series.

When Beckett beat the Yankees on the last day of August, the Red Sox had a 1 1/2 game lead over the Yankees and a 9 game cushion over Tampa Bay.

With 27 games left, the post season was a formality. The only question remaining was would they be Division Champs or the Wild Card team.

Since then?
The Red Sox are 2-6 and up by only 6 games in the loss column against Tampa Bay.
Beckett is hurt. Youkilis is hurt. Lackey is pitching tonight... AGAINST Tampa Bay.

If the Rays sweep, they will be down by 3 games in the loss column to Tampa.
AND they have 4 games against Tampa later in the season.

If this slump continues... we may have a tense September. Which I wanted in any other race EXCEPT with the Red Sox!

Win tonight.
Lower the playoff magic number to 12.

Make me relax.


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