→ Examining the Red Sox’s Weaknesses

Matthew Poulliot reminds Red Sox fans that this year’s team is not invincible. For example:

Boston’s biggest flaw would seem to be its vulnerability in the seventh and eighth inning of games. Koji Uehara has been amazing in the closer’s role, but Junichi Tazawa has struggled to serve as the bridge, leaving Craig Breslow as the primary setup guy. A big key to Boston’s postseason hopes could be Ryan Dempster stepping up and assuming a setup role; he pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings after moving to the pen last month and he finished up with a scoreless ninth today.

I know that I get nervous every time a Red Sox starter gets pulled before Koji is ready to come on.