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Red Sox Game 83 recap: Combined, those two make up one pretty decent chick

Highest WPA: A.J. Pierzynski, .093 (1-1)
Lowest WPA: Brock “how could fans’ infatuation possibly end badly” Holt, -.238 (0-4, K, GIDP)

In a duel of Jakes, the Red Sox once again found themselves frustrated by Mr. Peavy – well, in this case, just his inability to motivate the lineup to get a damn hit – and probably started wondering what Mr. Arrieta would cost them when they have rotation holes to plug this winter. Arrieta, of course, doesn’t have a long history of success, but has been ridiculously good this year by any measure; Peavy has a track record as a solid guy with plenty of upside, but even putting aside context-dependent stats, he’s been a real shitbomb for 2014.

What was hoped to be a nice soft bit of the schedule to keep the division deficit shrinking did not exactly work out. Something to keep in mind when feeling good about beating the 2014 Yankees: the 2014 Yankees are not a good baseball team. They’re a game ahead of the Sox in Pythagorean record, but, well, that’s not exactly a big deal; the Red Sox are bad. Taking a series in the Bronx didn’t change that. Maybe this winter can.

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