Good morning, all. So I've been a little quiet lately since I excitedly posited that the Red Sox had a shot to win the AL East. Well since then the Sox have blown a 6-run lead in a seemingly slam-dunk game, then ran into the awesome train that is Zack Greinke. (As a side note, if he doesn't win the Cy Young, I am quitting baseball forever. Seriously, this guy is ridiculously nasty. I'm sure this isn't the first place you've read this.) At any rate, they dropped the first two games to the Royals and the AL East dream slipped further and further away. But not to fear! The Sox got back on track last night, the Rangers are still dead and buried, and the Yankees pitching staff is still surrounded with question marks. Last night's game was led by another solid start from Josh Beckett, going only 6 innings and limiting the Royals to just 2 runs despite allowing 12 hits. Just start resting up for the playoffs, cowboy. Meanwhile, the rotting, steroid-leaking corpse of David Ortiz decided to double down with decadron and socked a dinger, picking up 4 RBI in the process. Bring it to the playoffs, big man.
In other news, Texas barely sqeaked by Oakland to prolong the inevitable, but the Sox have Clay Buchholz on the hill tonight, hoping to further cut into the magic number, which currently sits at... well, I'll just let Luniz tell you.