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Red Sox searching for a Thursday starter?

Posted on: September 28, 2011 11:30 am
 
Bruce ChenBy C. Trent Rosecrans

When the answer is Bruce Chen, you know you may be in trouble. But everyone knew already that the Red Sox were in some deep water.

With a possible tie-breaker for their playoff life, the Red Sox are looking at Chen and other pitchers to start Thursday's game, FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal tweets. Any player they acquire on Wednesday would be ineligible to pitch for the team past the play-in game.

The Red Sox had previously talked about trading for a pitcher to start Wednesday's final regular-season game, but were turned down by the Mets for left-hander Chris Capuano. Instead, the team moved up lefty Jon Lester to start Wednesday's game against the Orioles. The Red Sox are tied with the Rays for the American League wild card.

Chen started Friday for the Royals, earning his 12th win of the season while allowing just two hits and a run against the White Sox, lowering his ERA on the season to 3.98. The left-hander is a free agent after this season. He is expected to start the Royals' finale in Minnesota on Wednesday.

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Since: Sep 27, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2012 1:25 pm
 

Red Sox searching for a Thursday starter?

Let's Go Sox. 1st place all season long. 



Since: Nov 5, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:14 am
 

Red Sox searching for a Thursday starter?

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:26 am
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Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: September 29, 2011 12:54 am
 

Red Sox searching for a Thursday starter?

Oh ah... stop looking. You're not playing. HAHAHAHA



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2011 7:37 pm
 

Red Sox searching for a Thursday starter?

I would love to see Chen in a playoff game for the Sox, then again I'm a Yankees fan...



Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2011 7:21 pm
 

Red Sox searching for a Thursday starter?

I know it wouldn't happen, but picking up Chen for the 163rd game would also be a sham.



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: September 28, 2011 6:33 pm
 

Red Sox searching for a Thursday starter?

I wouldn't mind seeing Chen pitch in a one game playoff for The Sox.  He did throw a two hitter against Tampa Bay last September.  But the Sox need to get there first.  Lackey scares the poop out of me so I don't want to see him pitch because I'm not ready to wear adult diapers.  Even if the Sox win a one game playoff on Thursady and get to the post season on Friday they're going to be so tired and beat up.  But then again it's the playoffs and that's the goal.  Maybe adrenaline will kick in and they can catch fire!  You never know!  But first things first - You need to get there first!



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: September 28, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Red Sox searching for a Thursday starter?

How is that spinning the numbers??? The Tigers are 49-22 against AL Central teams and 45-45 against everyone else. You don't think strength of schedule has anything do with them being 4 games better than the AL East wild card team?

Verlander is great but Leyland already said that he isn't going on short rest, which means he may only pitch once in the first round. If that is Game 1 against CC in Yankee Stadium, good luck Detroit.



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: September 28, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Red Sox searching for a Thursday starter?

Interesting way to spin the numbers.

The Tigers are probably the best team in the AL from top to bottom, so good luck holding down their lineup, and at the same time trying hit Verlander 2-3 times in a series.

TIgers are built for the playoffs and winning series when they matter. The rest aren't.

Watch and learn. 


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