Some facts:

So far this season, the Red Sox are 12-10 against teams with winning records. They are 7-0 against teams with losing records. And they are 2-1 against the A’s, who currently stand at an even .500.

What does this tell us? pretty much nothing. But if you consider their truest tests so far this season to be their games against the Rays, Yankees, Orioles and Rangers, they are 6-6 in those games.

Of course, the numbers don’t mean shit; if we listened to them, we all would have closed up shop after game 3 of the 2004 ALCS. All I know is that this team needs to stop the bleeding, and I can think of no better way than to send Jonny Lester out against the Jays at home on a gorgeous, beer-centric Friday night.

Ya feelin’ me? Ya with me?

Good. let’s rock.