Friday, September 11

Rainout Implications....Or Lack There Of..

Mr. Studly himself, Jon Lester, will get a day off tomorrow after throwing 23 pitches in the first inning of today's postponed game. Game 2 of the day-night doubleheader on Sunday afternoon is scheduled for 5:05pm. Lester will be opposed by James "big game" Shields, the same pitcher he was scheduled to face before today's game was called due to light mist in the top of the first.

The "playoff ace" Josh Beckett, will take the bump tomorrow against Wade Davis (who?). Clay Buchholz , and his masterful changeup, will now start game 1 on Sunday at noon against Ray's righthander Matt Garza in what should be a great matchup.

So in reality, this rain out means nothing in the grand scheme of things. The Sox will still run out their top three pitchers against a Tampa team that is both injured and morally defeated. Anything less than winning two out of three would be a severe let down.

The Sox remain two games ahead of the overachieving Texas Rangers for the AL Wildcard as the Rangers were also rained out tonight.

Four important September baseball games and a Patriots season opener over the course of 4 days, priceless....Go Boston.

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