So that loss sucked, but whaddya gonna do - two evenly matched teams, with the benches and bullpens depleted - 50% chance of losing, basically. I personally would've liked to see Wake pitch a couple, but whatever. Seanez actually didn't suck - at least, his pitching was not the worst of the night.
But the real unsung hero for the Red Sox was My Favorite Player, Julian Tavarez. He pitched 4 shutout innings, and let only two guys on base - one walk, and the other a hit which Trot really should've caught. Needless to say, his ERA dropped tremendously, from 4.98 to 4.56. Tavarez-hatahs: please note that his ERA is now equal to the AL average. Yes, in terms of runs given up, he's an average pitcher. Awesome!
Also: since June 19, the day he became My Favorite Player, he's pitched 16 innings, giving up 3 runs on 11 hits, for an ERA of 1.69 and a BAA of .187. In those 3 weeks, his ERA has dropped almost one and a half points.