Sox are 6-2 in August. I honestly don't know how. Those were 8 of the ugliest games imaginable. While the team seems to have a good shot at making the playoffs, they have no chance of getting anywhere if they can't turn the relief pitching and the defense around. While I shouldn't be complaining -- I mean, they just won 11 of 13, and are now a season-high 18 above .500 -- they're just painful to watch. No lead is safe. Our closer needs to come out every freakin' game.