(It's okay if you're already confused.)
But Breslow needs to figure out, quickly, what's going wrong with his performances in the 2013 World Series.
The 33-year-old southpaw reliever, who pitched in 202 games for the Oakland Athletics from 2009 to 2011, is having a nightmare of an experience in his first World Series as an active participant.
While he was on the Red Sox postseason roster in 2007, he didn't pitch in any actual games that October on his way to winning a World Series ring. This time around with Boston, Breslow has gotten into nine postseason games, throwing a total of 7 1/3 innings so far.
Through the American League Division Series against Tampa Bay and the AL Championship Series against Detroit, Breslow did his job well: a combined seven innings without giving up a run.
But in just 1/3 innings over two appearances against St. Louis in the World Series, the former A's bullpen stalwart has given up three runs, two of them earned, playing a very negative role in two Boston losses.
In Game Two, Breslow was charged with a blown save in the seventh inning while trying to protect a 2-1 Red Sox lead. He let two inherited runners score, and his throwing error also led to the unearned run noted above as the Cardinals rallied to score three runs in that seventh inning on their way to a 4-2 victory that tied the Series after the first two games at Fenway Park.
Last night, in Game Three at Busch Stadium, Breslow started the seventh inning and failed to record an out, putting the first two men on base in a tie game. Both runners came around to score, leaving the reliever's World Series ERA at an unsightly 54.00 right now.
Boston would eventually lose the game, 5-4, in the ninth inning, as St. Louis took a 2-1 Series lead.
Breslow has thrown just 18 pitches in the two games, but he's played a central role in watching half the runs scored by the Cardinals this Series.
For a reliable pitcher who posted a good 3.14 ERA in 202 appearances for the A's in Oakland, this has to be a frustrating development. The A's sent Breslow to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Trevor Cahill deal in December 2011, and Boston acquired him at the trade deadline in July 2012.
In 61 games for the Red Sox this year, Breslow posted a 1.81 ERA, so this is extremely unfortunate for him and his teammates right now.
A's fans can only hope their former bullpen lefty can right the ship before it's too late, as everyone knows how Boston treats its October goats, and Breslow deserves better than that, truly.