Found June 15, 2013 on NESN.com:
Ryan Dempster gave the Red Sox everything they needed — except for a win. Dempster, whose season has been a mixed bag thus far, allowed just two runs, and, more importantly, pitched into the eighth inning in a 2-0 loss to the Orioles on Friday. He was ultimately outpitched by Chris Tillman and three others in the losing effort, but we shouldn’t lose sight of his start’s importance. At the end of the day, a loss is a loss. No one can dispute that, so don’t expect the Red Sox to do so. Given the current state of Boston’s pitching staff, though, the Red Sox couldn’t have asked for much more out of Dempster, whose record fell to 4-7 with the defeat. The Red Sox entered Friday’s contest in an unsavory position. They suffered a 13-inning loss on Thursday, during which their bullpen pitched eight innings. If that’s not bad enough, it came just three days after a 14-inning affair at Tropicana Field, during which the ‘pen tossed 8 1/3 innings. Overall, Boston’s relievers combined to throw 22...
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