The Red Sox didn't lose last night, and they actually played a game, too.
You might even say they won. But that seems unlikely somehow.
If, however, we accept that they did win, then that would mean they're going for a winning streak tonight.
To that end, they'll send Josh Beckett to the mound to take on Nick Blackburn, hoping that we don't have another bad game from one of the rotation's top-three. Because, seriously, enough is enough.
#19 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox
May 15, 1980
|2012 - Josh Beckett||1-2||3||3||0||0||0||0||19.2||19||11||11||6||3||11||5.03||1.12|
#53 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins
Feb 24, 1982
|2012 - Nick Blackburn||0-1||2||2||0||0||0||0||11.1||12||7||7||1||3||6||5.56||1.32|
Beckett taking the mound will mean an end to Jarrod Saltalamacchia's sudden hot streak, as the picky hurler once again requires his own backstop. Of course, Kelly Shoppach has had a good year so far as well, but he'll be hard pressed to keep it up facing a righty.
|BOSTON RED SOX||MINNESOTA TWINS|
|Mike Aviles, SS||Denard Span, CF|
|Ryan Sweeney, RF||Jamey Carroll, SS|
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B||Joe Mauer, 1B|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||Josh Willingham, LF|
|David Ortiz, DH||Justin Morneau, DH|
|Kevin Youkilis, 3B||Ryan Doumit, C|
|Cody Ross, LF||Danny Valencia, 3B|
|Marlon Byrd, CF||Chris Parmelee, RF|
|Kelly Shoppach, C||Trevor Plouffe, 2B|