For some reason, this game sticks out in my mind from last year. We were kind of rolling, leading 5-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth. And then Moose blew it, giving up back-to-back shots to Lowell and Varitek. I also probably remember it because we bombed Schilling that day — or, rather, Jorge bombed Schilling. Of course, Proctor went and blew it some more, and we went on to lose a winnable game.
That was Mussina’s last start at Fenway. We’ll need a much better job out of him today. Hopefully he can keep the Sox hitters as off-balance as he did the Rays hitters last time out. With Wang giving the bullpen a full night off, Moose just has to give us six solid…considering the offense can muster a few runs off Beckett.
Here’s the lineup. Looks pretty standard considering the injuries.
And on the mound, number thirty-five, Mike Mussina.