That game two days ago? The one Hanrahan threw away with that five-run ninth inning? This is why that game was so important. Because right now the Red Sox are 5-4, and one bad day away from having their good start evaporate on them. It would be, to say the least, demoralizing.
To avoid that, they're going to need to defeat David Price. That's no small task, obviously, even when Jon Lester will hopefully be keeping the offensive demands low as possible.
It's a scary game, but one they kind of need to win.