Yesterday's game was one which, thanks to circumstances, the Red Sox did not necessarily have to win. At least not when it comes to mental health and all that.
Tonight's game...well, the Rays will play much later, so we can have no idea what's to come from them. The win streak is over. If last night's was paid for in advance, a loss tonight would be an outstanding debt.
And, unfortunately, this one doesn't feel too good, for any number of reasons. The Red Sox are the better team, and hopefully that proves out, but the White Sox, at least for tonight, have quite a bit going for them. Hopeful? Sure. Optimistic? Perhaps not.