There’s just something so awesome seeing a pitching staff that’s more than capable of shutting down a lineup. Does wonders for your nerves, too.
- Jon Lester was having none of Detroit’s offense last night, as he hurled seven strong innings to propel the Red Sox to a win over the Tigers. (Lester outduels Scherzer, Red Sox top Tigers)
- Things haven’t gone as planned for Will Middlebrooks and his 2013 season. But finding success, especially in baseball, doesn’t always come in straightforward ways. (Will Middlebrooks’ Well-Timed Struggles And Return)
- Sure, the Red Sox certainly can hit top-flight pitching, but with October looming in the distance, it’ll have to be a necessity if they want to have a chance at winning it all. (Can the Red Sox hit good pitching?)
- With the new wild card playoff format, an emphasis has been place on winning the division to avoid a potential one-and-done situation. The Red Sox know exactly how much that AL East pennant is worth. (Red Sox well aware of value in winning division)
- It’s a bit concerning with Jarrod Saltalamacchia being out for more than a day, but with October in mind, you don’t want to overwork your players. (Farrell: Saltalamacchia likely out 2-3 days)
- We’ve seen him pitch and the stuff he possesses, so the question inevitably will come up: would Rubby De La Rosa be better as a reliever? (Should the Red Sox convert prospect Rubby De La Rosa to relief permanently?)
- When someone asks you the “How can you hate the Rays?” question, this is your answer. (The Rays had the all-good-citizen lineup in the game last night)
Our GLORIOUS LEADER was at Fenway last night, enjoying the sights and sounds of the game.
If you're here and doing the wave ill find you.
— Hunter Golden (@HunterGBaseball) September 4, 2013