Three aces up, three aces down as the Red Sox get back on a roll.
Back In Boston
And Francona is open to being talked out of resting the 2008 AL MVP, even when he has little to no success against an opposing starter.
"I was thinking about it the other day, and he said he was going to kill me. There was an adjective in front of it," said Francona.
Not sure how I feel about having a Yankee honoree on the bench, even if they were an affiliate of the Sox at the time. No, seriously though, kudos to Hale.
Around the AL East
Everything going wrong in one game? See: the entire Red Sox season to date.
Millwood IS the AL East at this point.
MLB In General
Jeff Sullivan: Buzzkiller
It's getting kind of crazy this year, and Rosenthal makes a good point. Whitewashing the drug-related action most likely to actually harm another person is a pretty weak move on the MLB's part.
Given the Red Sox' issues with slumps, this seemed a worthwhile and relevant read.