First impressions mean a lot. So do opening games of a three-game series. The Red Sox have an opportunity tonight to stick it to The Evil Empire in Game One—since they're facing the worst pitcher (record-wise) in the American League. That's right, formerly-goodCC Sabathia is 0-4 with a 5.96 ERA. In 25 2/3 innings so far, he's coughed up 31 hits—including four HRs. Offensively, only Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, and Chris Young are hitting over .300. For all the hype surrounding Alex Rodriguez, he's hitting a robust .232. While The Pinstriped Posersare in first place, Boston has a chance to knock them well out of the top spot with a sweep.