Friday, August 27, 2010
Let's get ready to RUMBLE!!!
The Sox had a chance to pick up a game-and-a-half on the Yankees and the Rays on Wednesday, seeing as they played a day/night doubleheader and both of the aforementioned clubs obligingly lost.
However, it was not to be. Felix Hernandez was, predictably, awesome, and as Daisuke Matsuzaka'a suddenly-stiff back got Jon Lester scratched and moved to TONIGHT's start, Tom Wakefield really didn't have a chance. So our boys only managed a half-game gain... but it's better than losing ground.
So what's a team to do? Well, taking all three games this weekend in Tampa would be a great start in getting back into the playoff hunt, and the pitching matchups look pretty promising.
Tonight, Jon Lester goes against fellow southpaw David Price, Saturday has Clay Buchholz going agsint the Spitter himself, Matt Garza, and the finale on Sunday will see John Lackey facing off against James Shields. It looks like we should be ready for a couple of pitchers duels - only my favorite kinds of games!
So, as always, the members of Red Sox Nation will be watching, rooting, and hoping... because if being a Red Sox fan has taught me anything, it's that you have to have faith!