To put some numbers on that. . .This might not be a do-or-die situation... but it's getting close.
A Sox win today win will leave them heading into the final week, with a one game lead, against pretty weak opponents. It'll also leave the following Yankees series as a knife fight in a phonebooth for that 2nd WC spot with the likely winner of that series looking in.
Fuck the math
Fuck the multi team iterations of what might happen
ALL BS aside most here, deep inside, understand the Sox limitations and who they are and how far they might go in the post-season, if they get there
But we like to dream and feed our hopes
JUST WIN TONIGHT
AND FUCK THE MFY
Pound Montgomery.Montgomery is a damn good pitcher. Vazquez stinks against pitchers.
Saving Schwarbs for pinch-hitting vs. the inevitable rh reliever.