As noted in at least one publication this morning, the Red Sox have lost two games in a row for just the third time this season. In each of the previous two cases, Curt Schilling rode to the rescue and stopped the streak.
As noted in the game thread last night, the Sox lost the first game in each of the past two months, then went on to win at least 18 games each time.
As SF noted yesterday, the Red Sox need to win at least one of these games to keep the Yankees effectively at bay, more than 11 games out of the AL East lead.
I won’t go so far as to call this a must-win for the Red Sox, but a loss would indeed be concerning, particularly since the Sox played so poorly in a game that could have (should have?) won even with Wakefield’s struggles. There could be fireworks this afternoon, thanks to Scott Proctor’s ninth-inning headshot to Kevin Youkilis, intentional or not.
It’ll be Schilling, coming off his best start of the season, against Mussina, who has not looked anything like his potential-Cooperstown self this year.
Here’s your thread to comment on all the action, which I cannot see because the Astros are playing the Cardinals n FOX. Yuck.