Friday, September 04, 2009
SOX WIN THEIR FIRST SERIES IN TAMPA SINCE 2007
Remember when Clay Buchholz first threw to Victor Martinez, and a few Jason Varitek ball-washers moaned about V-Mart's lack of game-calling prowess. Buchholz has had 5 Quality Starts since then, so eat it, Varitek lovers.
Buchholz went 6 innings, followed by Wagner, Bard, then Papelbon. That's going to be the ideal gameplan down the stretch. There's a lot of heat in that trio.
The Rays are all but done. 6 out with only 29 games to go, and the Rangers to leapfrog over. It doesn't look good. They already gave up on Kazmire, and without 8 players having fluky career years, they just aren't that great.
The Sox travel to Chicago for a 4 game series against the floundering White Sox. Paul Byrd faced Freddy Garcia (is this 2001?) Friday night.
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