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I thought I’d miss Jonathan Papelbon eventually but not this soon.

The win probability graph of this game looked like dot-com stock circa 2000-2001. If only Bobby Valentine could log into Kozmo.com and order up a decent bullpen, something that Ben Cherington failed to deliver.

Source: FanGraphs

Due to the meltdown of the relief corps on Saturday the Red Sox have begun to shuffle the deck chairs on the Titanic. Daniel Bard is going back into the bullpen to resume his role as set-up man temporarily. A deal was struck with the Cubs for the services of Marlon Byrd, who will shore up the injury-ridden outfield. Boston will send Michael Bowden and a player to be named later but the Cubs will pay for much of Byrd’s contract.

Game 14: April 21, 2012
WinNew York Yankees
W: Rafael Soriano (2-0)
2B: Robinson Cano (7), Nick Swisher (6), Mark Teixeira (4), Russell Martin (1)
HR: Teixeira – 2 (3), Swisher (4)
Boston Red Sox
H: Franklin Morales (3)
BS, L: Alfredo Aceves (2, 0-1)
2B: Ryan Sweeney (7), Adrian Gonzalez (3), David Ortiz (8), Darnell McDonald (2), Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2 (3)
HR: Cody Ross (3)

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