Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 9/20/12
For the first time since 1997, the Boston Red Sox will finish with a record under .500. That year they ended up at 78-84. Since then the least amount of wins they've had was 82 in 2001. Thanks to the Tampa Bay Rays and their 13-3 shellacking, the Red Sox will probably finish with their least amount of wins since that 1997 team although 1992's 73 wins seems more appropriate. We won't count the 54 wins in the 1994 season which was shortened by the strike. If Daisuke Matsuzaka was hoping to make an impression on the Red Sox brass in regards to sticking around next season and maybe beyond (he is a free agent after the year), he has a really funny way of showing it. He loaded up the bases in the 2nd inning by allowing three straight singles to start it. In the past, we've seen Dice-K work some magic and escape these types of situations. That didn't happen last night as he walked Matthew Joyce to bring in the first run of the game for the Rays. However, he recovered to strike out C...
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