They're at it again. Why are they at it again? Can we wait? It's been, like, 10 hours.
Please, MLB? Have a heart? Just a little?
|BOSTON RED SOX||NEW YORK YANKEES|
|Brock Holt - CF||Brett Gardner - LF|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Chris Young - CF|
|David Ortiz - DH||Carlos Beltran - DH|
|Mike Napoli - 1B||Alex Rodriguez - 1B|
|Pablo Sandoval - 3B||Chase Headley - 3B|
|Allen Craig - RF||Garrett Jones - RF|
|Daniel Nava - LF||John Ryan Murphy - C|
|Xander Bogaerts - SS||Didi Gregorius - SS|
|Ryan Hanigan - C||Gregorio Petit - 2B|
|Joe Kelly - RHP||Adam Warren - RHP|
If this were to go according to plan, Joe Kelly would manage to work through six innings on the 90-odd pitches he'll be allowed, the Red Sox would build a decent lead, and they could hand it off to Robby Ross, Alexi Ogando, and Junichi Tazawa to finish the game with .
Should that not come to pass, John Farrell says all hands are on deck in the bullpen, but Layne (39 pitches in the last two games) and Breslow (45!) would ideally be limited. Fans, I'm sure, might want a few days before seeing Edward Mujica in anything close again, for good measure.
Let's just hope this one ends after nine, and sees the Red Sox to 4-1, no matter whose arms must be sacrificed to the Aceves in the process.