John Lackey vs. Tyler Chatwood (who?). Will the Red Sox’ offensive abilities be challenged by the elevation or will that elevation just mean it’s launchball time, humidor be damned? Chatwood has struggled since returning from an entire August’s injury hiatus (in his 4 starts this month, he has one good one, against the Padres). Lackey is coming off probably the best start of his Red Sox career (CG 1-run 3-hitter with 2 BB and 8 K vs. Baltimore).
If the dream of 100 wins is to stay alive, they must win (the pitching matchup is substantially more favorable tomorrow, for what it’s worth, before the visit to Kryptonite Kamden). The AL top seed magic # is 5. Comment away.