The Rays own the Red Sox thus far at 5-1 and swept them at the Trop at the tail end of the Sox’ 10-game slide. David Price did his best to break it up this past weekend, spotting the Sox 5 in the 1st before Tampa eventually won in extras. I wonder if his relative mediocrity will drive down his…wait for it…price at the trade deadline, as injuries and a regrettable offense have left the Rays fighting for 4th place with the Red Sox (only the Blue Jays have a positive run differential in this division right now…an extremely respectable +30 at that…only LA at +45 and Oakland at +100(!!!) are better in that regard in the AL).
Anyway, Workman is the guy who gets the call for the Sox in what is likely to be a string of rookies starting in place of the thus-far-crappy Doubront and thus-far-even-crappier Buchholz. If we can’t win (and they can win 5 in a row if they do tonight!), at least we can watch the kids play.