Game 6: Operation Desperation

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One day, two philosophers were sitting in an empty Progressive field. One proposed a question: "If the Red Sox win a game, and nobody is watching because it's on at noon on a Thursday, did they really win a game at all?"

"I reject your premise," replied the other philosopher. "The Red Sox win? That's just ridiculous!"

Same lineup as on Tuesday for the Red Sox:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Carl Crawford, LF

3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

5. Kevin Youkilis, 3B

6. David Ortiz, DH

7. J.D. Drew, RF

8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

9. Marco Scutaro, SS

The Indians present a slightly different look, however:

1. Orlando Cabrera, 2B

2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

3. Shin-Soo Choo, RF

4. Carlos Santana, C

5. Shelley Duncan, DH

6. Austin Kearns, LF

7. Matt LaPorta, 1B

8. Travis Buck, CF

9. Adam Everett, 3B

Your starters will be:


Jon Lester

#31 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox

6-2

190

L

L

Jan 07, 1984


That is not the most flattering picture of young Jon in the world...


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jon Lester 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 6 5 5 3 1 0 8.44 1.31

But it looks better than that.

So, what pitcher will the Sox be making into a Cy Young candidate today?


Fausto Carmona

#55 / Pitcher / Cleveland Indians

6-4

230

R

R

Dec 07, 1983


Oh, Fausto Carmona? Well, that's not so bad. I mean, he had a pretty good season in 2010 and--


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Fausto Carmona 0-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 11 10 10 2 1 5 30.00 4.00

Oh. Oh dear. We've gotta hit this guy, right? Right?

Come on Sox, please! I don't care if I can't see it! We just. Need. A. Win.

GO SOX!

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