You have nine pitchers in the bullpen today. All of them are going to get the next three days off. There’s no reason to sit on your hands and let Ortiz lose this game. He gave you what he had, but there’s no way he should have stayed in the game after giving up the homer and getting up around 100 pitches.

MEAN UPDATE: Well Base12 got out of it. Anyway, this is a big game with a near-playoff atmosphere, and it turns out that Bobby is managing this exactly like a playoff game.