Depending on who you ask, all the Sox need to do between tonight and tomorrow is to win one game. That one game--essentially a two game difference in the standings--will be enough to stave off the Rays in the wild card.
The smart money is on that win coming tomorrow, if ever. But the Sox sure as hell should take their chances tonight, no?
|BOSTON RED SOX||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Jacoby Ellsbury - CF||Desmond Jennings - LF|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||B.J. Upton - CF|
|Adrian Gonzalez - 1B||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|David Ortiz - DH||Ben Zobrist - 2B|
|Josh Reddick - RF||Johnny Damon - DH|
|Carl Crawford - LF||Matt Joyce - RF|
|Jed Lowrie - 3B||Casey Kotchman - 1B|
|Marco Scutaro - SS||John Jaso - C|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C||Sean Rodriguez - SS|
Look, I know it hasn't been good for Weiland so far, but who knows? He could just be in need of a breakout game, right? The hype wasn't necessarily all for nothing.
#70 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox
Sep 12, 1986
|2011 - Kyle Weiland||0-1||3||2||0||0||0||0||12.0||15||9||9||1||5||4||6.75||1.67|
#58 / Pitcher / Tampa Bay Rays
Apr 08, 1987
|2011 - Jeremy Hellickson||12-10||25||25||2||1||0||0||164.1||130||55||53||18||56||107||2.90||1.13|
It looks ugly, yeah, but if you look at peripherals and apply a healthy dose of the Gambler's Fallacy, this is our game to lose!