Because colon jokes never get old.
In all seriousness, Colon looked fantastic in outdueling Felix Hernandez last week and if that’s any kind of portent, he could provide a big boost to a rotation that lost first Clay Buchholz (now healthy and trying to regain his no-hitter form in Pawtucket) then Daisuke Matsuzaka. He faces Brian Burres, who was plastered by the Yankees his last time out but who otherwise has been having a decent season.
In other storylines, Jacoby Ellsbury tries to become the first ballplayer ever to steal three bases in a game three consecutive times, and the Red Sox bullpen tries to continue its improbable (but most welcome) run of 11 straight scoreless innings.
If anyone’s out there, comment away!