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Red Sox Game 145 preview: Are you ready for some BASEBALLLLL?

A Sunday afternoon party! We got outdated references to old racist singers, so get READY!

I think that’s how that goes.

1. RF Daniel Nava – .300/.392/.450 (.370 wOBA)
2. LF Jonny Gomes – .236/.338/.425 (.334)
3. 2B Dustin Pedroia – .299/.373/.415 (.347)
4. DH David Ortiz – .311/.394/.559 (.368)
5. 1B Mike Carp – .306/.369/.541 (.390)
6. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia – .263/.334/.442 (.338)
7. SS Stephen Drew – .249/.333/.437 (.334)
8. 3B Will Middlebrooks – .240/.287/.446 (.315)
9. CF Jackie Bradley, Jr. – .161/.268/.306 (.263)

SP Jon Lester – 185.1 IP, 154 K, 60 BB, 18 HR; 3.88 ERA (108 ERA+)
3.72 FIP, 3.97 xFIP, 4.19 tERA, 4.01 SIERA

If I wanted to, I could complain about the fact that Victorino, Napoli and Bogaerts are missing from a lineup that already lacks Jacoby Ellsbury. If I wanted to, I could poke fun at Jonny “I have a career .310 OBP against righties” Gomes batting second. If I wanted to, I could…stretch even harder and come up with a third thing to theoretically complain about. But the Red Sox have scored a gazillion runs in their last four games, have their best starter (yes, I said it) going today, and are one win away from sweeping the Yankees and crushing their playoff dreams the Rays’ division hopes for good.

Wow, Tampa. The Yankees run into this buzzsaw and derail their momentum, and you can’t take care of business against the Angels and Mariners? Impressive. Keep it up.

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