The Indians are 1-0 in their last one, and 1-11 in their last twelve. It's all a matter of perspective, my friends.
Tonight, the Red Sox hope that the Indians are still feeling the 0-11. That this is not one of those wins that takes the weight of the world off the other team's shoulders. That they realize that their losing streak has squandered playoff possibilities, and that they are defeated as a result.
The Indians hope that the Red Sox are the 2012 Red Sox, for whom a two-game losing streak is simply not dramatic enough.
I just hope Crawford and Middlebrooks play well. Doubront would be nice too, but he's got a pretty believable excuse as I see it.
#61 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox
Oct 23, 1987
|2012 - Felix Doubront||10-5||21||21||0||0||0||0||118.1||121||67||60||17||50||115||4.56||1.45|
#30 / Pitcher / Cleveland Indians
Jan 22, 1984
|2012 - Ubaldo Jimenez||8-11||22||22||0||0||0||0||127.2||130||78||75||18||76||98||5.29||1.61|
|BOSTON RED SOX||CLEVELAND INDIANS|
|Jacoby Ellsbury, CF||Jason Kipnis, 2B|
|Carl Crawford, LF||Asdrubal Cabrera, SS|
|Dustin Pedroia, DH||Shin-Soo Choo, RF|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||Carlos Santana, DH|
|Cody Ross, RF||Michael Brantley, CF|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C||Shelley Duncan, LF|
|Will Middlebrooks, 3B||Brent Lillibridge, 3B|
|Mike Aviles, SS||Casey Kotchman, 1B|
|Pedro Ciriaco, 2B||Lou Marson, C|