I can’t stand the thought of a rain-out tonight for a couple of reasons. First, I’ve been on a week-long bender since the Orioles series started and another night pondering the demise of the Red Sox might just throw me into liver failure. Second, this team can’t play a double-header on Sunday with the likes of Wakefield and Lackey starting the games, they’ll be down to position players and clubhouse towel boys on the mound by the sixth inning of game two.

No, we need baseball tonight. Because the Rays are at home against Toronto with Price on the mound and the Angels are at home against Oakland with Weaver pitching. So, the Sox are going to have to do it themselves if they want to take a step closer to the playoffs.

My money’s on Jon Lester or my 30-pack of Black Label to get me through this night.