Once upon a time, the Red Sox would have been able to start counting down the games left until beginning their playoff run right about now. Those days seem far away at the moment.

Boston dropped another tough one on Tuesday, this time to the Angels. Both teams entered a bit desperate for a win to right their respective ships, and the Halos grabbed the opportunity a bit more forcefully than the Red Sox did.

So, on a night when the Sox paid tribute to Johnny Pesky for all his good he accomplished with the organization, NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is thanking No. 6, too. That’s why Pesky is our “Magic Number” player of the game. Who’s yours?

Who is your “Magic Number” player of the game?

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