The negativity in this town …
OK, I’m not going to go Rick Pitino on all of you. There’s no need for that. But it’s amazing. By about the fifth inning of Game 2, everyone thought the Red Sox were going to the World Series. Now it seems as if nobody thinks they have a chance to beat the mighty Paul Byrd tonight and steal the momentum back in this series.
Well, I think this team still has a very good chance. What they have to do is be relentless against Byrd tonight. Don’t let him off the hook. Score five or six runs in the first two innings. Put Wakefield into a comfort zone.
I suspected Tito might go with Ellsbury tonight, but he’s sticking with the mainstays.
Pedroia looks edgy at the plate, according to his manager. They need him to get going. The lineup doesn’t have enough people producing right now.
They obviously need some innings out of Wakefield tonight. But the most vital part of this game tonight for the Red Sox is to push some runs across early.
If they can get the ball in Beckett’s hands with a tie series, will everyone be a little less negative by this time tomorrow?
This series is not over yet.