Red mentioned all of the AL East foes the Red Sox will be facing this month, but he forgot they also have to face a playoff contender in the Tigers. Today’s shutout was just another in a long line of ineffective performances against a quality pitcher. And Fister is the Tigers’ third or fourth starter.

The loss was another tough luck day for Lackey, who once again pitched well but didn’t get any support. The Sox were 0-11 with runners in scoring position and only managed six hits overall, three of them by Daniel Nava. Does anybody feel like they will do any better against Scherzer, who goes for win number twenty tomorrow night?

I think everyone better up their alcohol intake and renew their prescriptions, September is here and it’s going to be a long month.