Consider this thread recycled!
There was a tweet earlier today. I can't find it any longer, unfortunately, and so I can't attribute it to anyone, but it went something like this:
"A gem from Lester, the Red Sox lineup wakes up, and the team rolls into the postseason on a six-game winning streak."
It's a nice thought, and one that is still possible for as bad as everything has been. But it has to start tonight. Mostly that's because it's hard to imagine the Sox starting a big streak behind Tim Wakefield withoutout some sort of precedent being set against Garcia and co. tonight.
No, Lester hasn't been amazing of late, but he's still Jon Lester, and today is a new game. He--and the rest of the team--just have to go out there and grab the opportunity.
|BOSTON RED SOX||NEW YORK YANKEES|
|Jacoby Ellsbury - CF||Derek Jeter - SS|
|Carl Crawford, LF||Curtis Granderson - CF|
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B||Mark Teixeira - 1B|
|David Ortiz - DH||Alex Rodriguez - 3B|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Mike Aviles, 3B||Nick Swisher - RF|
|Marco Scutaro - SS||Andruw Jones - LF|
|Josh Reddick, RF||Jesus Montero - DH|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C||Russell Martin - C|
|2011 - Jon Lester||15-8||29||29||0||0||0||0||183.0||154||67||64||18||70||174||3.15||1.22|
|2011 - Freddy Garcia||11-8||25||24||0||0||0||0||140.2||146||63||59||16||44||93||3.77||1.35|
Go Sox! Right the ship!