Now the question becomes, with Jon Lester pitching in place of Daisuke Matsuzaka (flu) tonight, who goes tomorrow afternoon?
Could Dice-K recover quickly enough to make the start? Would the Sox use Julian Tavarez? Would they call up a pitcher like Kyle Snyder or dip into Double-A and give Justin Masterson a start?
Would they merely move up knuckleballer Tim Wakefield? One problem: Wakefield is lights out at Tropicana Field where he’s scheduled to start on Friday.
The Sox will likely wait until after tonight’s game to let us know. But if we hear sooner, we’ll get back to you.