How you view the Red Sox situation today is emblematic of your Carmine Hose Worldview. You can look at the 12-12 record and conclude that this is the team you thought you had back in February—interesting yet flawed, run-scoring yet pitching-challenged. Or you could look back over the last three games and realize that the team has gotten three quality starts out of the rotation, stayed competitive with AL East teams and survived to play inferior teams down the road. Pessimism. Optimism. The ying-yang of Red Sox fandom. Today, Wade Miley threw an encouraging seven innings—handled aptly be the "catcher of the future" Blake Swihart (who got his first major league hit and scored his first major league run). Dustin Pedroia hit his fifth HR of the year (he had seven all of last year), and Boston lost anyway, 4-2 to The Empire. So, make your choice—glass half-empty of half-full.