One would imagine that Tazawa and Bailey are not available today since Mortensen probably eliminated any chance he sticks in this ‘pen with his stinker of an outing yesterday and forced the two valuable back-end arms into the game. Tazawa did not have his typical velocity yesterday and worked two days in a row plus two innings recently in Cleveland. Bailey has pitched an inning in each of the last three days.
Aceves probably doesn’t provide the best opportunity to get a starter deep into the game, but the Sox will take whatever innings they can get when he faces former Sox pitcher and known PED sampler Bartolo Colon. Comment away.