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The Unlikeliest of Stoppers: “Wake-Ing” Up the Boston Red Sox

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Tim Wakefield, Brad Penny. Hard to believe a team trotting these guys out on the hill every fifth night would start the year with a 2-6 record.

Especially with the offense anchored by Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz, Kevin Youkilis, and reigning MVP Dustin Pedroia.

But hey, you can't win them all, right? After losing six out of their first eight games, that was one of the most asked questions among Red Sox Nation.

Now, since last Thursday, the devout group of Red Sox followers have all but forgotten what it's like to lose. At least for awhile.

It all started last Thursday, April 15. After losing the first two games of a three-game set at Oakland, hopes...

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