The Red Sox are on ESPN. Ordinarily, I’d be thrilled. I’ll still be watching tonight, but I won’t be thrilled. Not with Justin Verlander on the mound. If the Red Sox can’t hit Jeremy Bonderman, they certainly will be having trouble with young Mr. Verlander (unless all those innings are starting to attack his young arm — a distinct possibilty).
On the mound for the Sox? David Wells, about whom there is slightly more reason to be hopeful than in previous starts. But not that much. This could be an embarrassing night for the Sox, who desperately need a win just to keep the illusion of some sort of momentuum going into The Series.