About 5 months ago, the Red Sox 2-7, and welcoming a Rays team that was doing slightly worse than them into Fenway Park.
A few days later and they were 2-9
The Red Sox, at the moment, are 3-7 over their last ten games. Now they have to head down to Tampa to give the Rays another chance to deal them a blow that, while not by any means fatal (hard to be when the Sox will leave the series with a multi-game lead no matter what), would be entirely discouraging.
Oh, and they won't have to face Kevin Youkilis either. Joy!
|BOSTON RED SOX||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Jacoby Ellsbury - CF||Desmond Jennings - LF|
|Marco Scutaro - SS||B.J. Upton - CF|
|Adrian Gonzalez - 1B||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Ben Zobrist - 2B|
|David Ortiz - DH||Johnny Damon - DH|
|Carl Crawford - LF||Matt Joyce - RF|
|Jed Lowrie - 3B||Casey Kotchman - 1B|
|Josh Reddick - RF||John Jaso - C|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C||Reid Brignac - SS|
Are you done hiding your eyes? Good!
#41 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox
Oct 23, 1978
|2011 - John Lackey||12-11||24||24||0||0||0||0||141.1||175||100||96||19||47||95||6.11||1.57|
I'm really hoping that didn't cause any heart failures.
#40 / Pitcher / Tampa Bay Rays
Sep 07, 1985
|2011 - Wade Davis||9-8||26||25||0||0||0||0||156.0||166||83||78||20||54||86||4.50||1.41|