Tonight marks the last time we'll see the Red Sox/Yankees until August 28th, and going into this game the Sox lead the series 7-4.
While there is a lot a ball to be played between now and then, my greatest wish is that the Red Sox be about 20 games ahead by then: a win tonight puts them 14.5 up, so it's not like it's beyond the realm of possibility.
A front runner for the AL Cy Young, Beckett takes the hill looking for win number 9 in what will most likely be a very chippy game. Lowell going all Mike Alstott on Cano yesterday, Youk almost taking one off the dome Friday, Slappy's elbow to Pedie, the benches clearing Friday night, and the constant yapping at each other almost makes it a lock.
Lowell, while making a perfectly legal play, left a message for the Yankees: the Sox aren't gonna be pushed around.
I'm getting a strong sense of desperation coming out of Yankeeland, so I've got a feeling I'll be hiding behind the couch waiting for the fireworks show to begin.