but I have to wonder why the Red Sox chose to promote Junichi Tazawa over and Waubonsie Valley alumnus Michael Bowden recently.
Boston has been in a free fall, and Jon Heyman says the team's playoff chances are slimming mainly because Tazawa and Clay Buchholz have been ineffective since being recalled.
I'm not saying Bowden would have come in and gone 3-0 in the starts that Tazawa has gotten lit up in, but I can almost guarantee opponents wouldn't be hitting .340 off The Bulldog.
Now, AL East hitters might feed me some crow if Bowden and Tazawa switch roster spots soon, but I wouldn't bet on it. The kid's a winner.