On a night when Cliff Lee dazzled for eight innings, former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon was brought in for the save. Lee left the game having barely broken a sweat, throwing only 95 pitches through eight innings. Papelbon likely was brought in as much to get him some badly needed work as anything.
With some of the issues the Red Sox have had in the ninth inning since Papelbon left for greener pasteurs,
Former Red Sox closer didn't exactly get a hero's welcomeon Tuesday.
there have been those who have questioned the wisdom of letting Papelbon go. That he has gotten so little work since he joined the fallen giants from Philadelphia should answer part of the question. It is impossible to say that the Phillies and their 13th in the National League offense wouldn't be better off having spent Papelbon's $13m 2013 salary on some badly needed offense.
Papelbon was greeted primarily by boos upon his return to Fenway. After the Red Sox let Papelbon walk out the door and scarcely tri...