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Red Sox Game 27 recap: Drews gonna be awesome

Never gonna complain about drama-free wins

Highest WPA: Clay Buchholz, .287 (7 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 8 K)
Lowest WPA: Dustin Pedroia, -.055 (1-5, 2 LOB)

Naturally, Goog ended up working the night of the first STEPHEN DREW IS AWESOME ALERT for the Red Sox. Fortunately, the rest of the game didn’t scream “YOU NEEDED TO SEE THIS.” Boston took a 2-run lead in the second on Drew’s first home run (and only his fourth extra base hit) of the year, and didn’t look back.

If there’s anything at all to the idea of lineup protection, Mike Napoli is sure providing it for David Ortiz; his second home run of the game came on the (apparently fully healthy) heels of an intentional walk to Big Papi, who was “only” 1 for 3 with a walk and a double today.

When lifted for a pinch-hitter in the ninth, Ortiz watched Mike Carp hit his second homer in as many games. Carp isn’t going to be an All-Star and looked, at best, like a nice depth pickup for the Sox, but it’s hard not to love what he has done, executing every bit of his upside potential in his small sample of playing time thus far. Between him and Daniel Nava (another of tonight’s long-ball heroes), Boston has a very nice problem in finding playing time for corner outfielders. Right now, I’d have to side with Goog in hoping Shane Victorino just takes another week off to get fully healthy, and hope regression never comes.

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