Somehow, after three straight losses, the Red Sox still have nothing to win today and quite a bit to lose. I suppose we should be glad that at least this game seems so damn hard to lose given, y'know, James Shields. But that just means that a win is expected, and that a loss would be crushing.
We've had crushing losses already this series, Red Sox. Two of them, in fact. If you're actually a good team and not just pretenders, then this is a game you can't lose.