This is how it has to be now. They've given themselves no choice in the matter.
It's getting late in the season, there's ground to make up in the standings and their starting rotation is decimated by injuries, with their top two starters taking up space on the Injured List as the schedule comes down the home stretch.
It's hardly the prescribed method. But given their level of desperation, they can't afford to be choosy.
For the past two weeks, Alex Cora has been playing a game of whack-a-mole: solving one problem, only to have another pop up out of the ground.