So the Red Sox started the first game with a 59% win expectancy. Cesar Ramos versus Jake Peavy -- I mean, c'mon. But such is the fluid nature of baseball. Ramos overcame that rough first inning, and though he walked 6 batters, he stayed near the zone all game and pitched rather well.
This is a guy, let's remember, who as a starter in the minors was a consistent FIP-beater. I think his defense may be -- sexier -- than we previously thought:
All that said, winning this second game of the series was huge. Holding this offense to just 1 run was incredible.
Winning one game was so fun; let's win two!
|TAMPA BAY RAYS||BOSTON RED SOX|
|Logan Forsythe - 2B||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|D. Jennings - CF||Shane Victorino - RF|
|Evan Longoria - 3B||David Ortiz - DH|
|Wil Myers - RF||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Sean Rodriguez - LF||Grady Sizemore - LF|
|James Loney - 1B||Xander Bogaerts - SS|
|Brandon Guyer - DH||A.J. Pierzynski - C|
|Yunel Escobar - SS||W. Middlebrooks - 3B|
|Ryan Hanigan - C||Jackie Bradley - CF|
|Chris Archer - RHP||Felix Doubront - LHP|