They pull me back in. At least for one night.
OK, I wouldn't go that far. But Clay Buchholz was terrific again, allowing just one run to the powerful Texas Rangers lineup in seven innings. Buch seems like the most reliable Sox starter these days, as the Red Sox ended an odious four-game losing streak, 2-1.
Mike Aviles' bloop single drove in Daniel Nava in the ninth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Alfredo Aceves walked one batter in the ninth (the Red Sox killer Mike Napoli), but that was it.
The Red Sox can win the series tonight, but it will take a good start from Josh Beckett to do it.
I can dream, can't I?