But Lopez has allowed a run to score in nearly 20 percent of the games in which he has appeared. On top of that, the Sox already have Hideki Okajima as a lefty in the 'pen. In fact, lefthanded hitters do better against Lopez than righties, with a batting average against of .296 (righties are hitting under .200). Is there a place for Lopez in the postseason picture?
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