Unlike last time, there’s only bad news for the fifth and sixth innings. That news: Matt Albers still sucks.
While the Red Sox haven’t added a single baserunner, the Rangers have continued to build their already untouchable lead. Matt Albers, at one point a lock for the seventh in close games, entered in the fifth tonight and promptly allowed three runs on a pair of homers. starting at 2.09 at the beginning of August, Albers’ ERA has skyrocketed to 4.69, leaving him not only without his former role, but possibly without a spot on the playoff roster.