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Red Sox Game 93 recap: Winning games we’re supposed to win

Highest WPA: David Ortiz, .221 (2-3, HR, 3 RBI)
Lowest WPA: Shane Victorino, -.044 (2-4, 2 RBI, R, GIDP)

Oh, right, the Mariners are bad. That fact got lost a bit when they scored 18 runs in the series’ first 12 innings, but as much as I defend Felix Doubront as a solid middle/back-of-rotation guy and as much as I know the offense is one of the league’s best… well, this lopsided victory still owed a fair amount to the quality of the opposition. Consider: Aaron Harang wasn’t even the worst pitcher Seattle ran out there tonight.

But it’s a long season, and the Sox can’t rely on beating bad teams forever. After one more game with the Mariners, they’ll head to Oakland, and we have no idea who will be starting Sunday’s game. Tonight’s bullpen stint from Brandon Workman should have disillusioned John Farrell about the 24-year-old’s chances, but it’s not like Stephen Wright is any better. Fortunately, All-Star Sunday would be the best day of the season for a team to tire out its bullpen, so let’s just hope the offense keeps going strong when faced with average-or-better pitching.

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