So, here's a fun fact: If the Red Sox drop about 20 of their last games, they might be in position to have a protected first round pick!
In all seriousness, though, it's September. And while that might not mean much of a playoff race this year, it does mean some interesting baseball that's very much worth watching. For instance, there's awards considerations. Can Jon Lester put together a great run to push his way up the Cy Young ladder? He'll get a shot against an Orioles team he has traditionally dominated tonight.
|2010 - Jon Lester||14-8||26||26||2||0||0||0||170.0||137||65||59||12||63||176||3.12||1.18|
(Blah blah blah opposing pitcher)
|2010 - Jake Arrieta||4-6||15||15||0||0||0||0||83.0||88||52||47||8||46||39||5.10||1.61|
And then there's looking to the future. September means call-ups. And it's not like we weren't already playing with our Triple-A team.
09/01/10 7:05 PM EDT
|Boston Red Sox||Baltimore Orioles|
|Marco Scutaro - SS||Brian Roberts - 2B|
|J.D. Drew - RF||Julio Lugo - SS|
|Victor Martinez - C||Nick Markakis - RF|
|David Ortiz - DH||Ty Wigginton - 1B|
|Adrian Beltre - 3B||Adam Jones - CF|
|Jed Lowrie - 2B||Felix Pie - LF|
|Mike Lowell - 1B||Matt Wieters - C|
|Daniel Nava - LF||Nolan Reimold - DH|
|Ryan Kalish - CF||Josh Bell - 3B|
I don't think I'm alone when I say "Hell yeah, Lowrie!"
And also "Do better please, Kalish" I guess...
Go Sox! Players! But not necessarily the team!