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Red Sox Game 11 recap: If you can’t quantify something, does it exist?

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Highest WPA: Clay Buchholz, .344
Lowest WPA: Jackie Bradley, Jr., -.057

We almost certainly can’t quantify the impact that John Farrell’s return has had on Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester, but at least for right now it’s hard to categorically say that there’s nothing to it. Clay wasn’t quite as masterful as NESN made him out to be–a no-hit bid and 11 strikeouts make it easy to ignore four walks–but he was still really, really good, and he’s looked like a better pitcher this season than at any other point in his career. Of course, it must be pointed out that it’s April 14. Lester and Buchholz have made six combined starts. Let’s not start worrying that they’re going to split the Cy Young vote just yet.

Follow-ups to pregame bullet points:

  • Dustin Pedroia had a double!
  • Victorino had a bunt single, masking his suck for another day.
  • Jackie Bradley still sucks.
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