Due to foul weather in Massachusetts over the past couple of days, Game 3 of the ALDS vs. Cleveland was postponed until Monday at 6:08 PM. A game in which Clay Buchholz was set to square off against Josh Tomlin in the hope that the Sox can extend their season and the career of David Ortiz.
If the Red Sox are able to win Game 3, that puts Eduardo Rodriguez in a Game 4 scenario vs. Trevor Bauer to try and extend the series to the all decisive Game 5. But now that there has been a rain out, the Sox could very easily have gained an advantage.
This advantage is their starting rotation. By getting an extra day off, the Game 4 starter could very well be Rick Porcello instead of the inconsistent Eduardo Rodriguez. Rick Porcello was 13-1 at Fenway this season, so the Sox could gain an advantage by having Pretty Ricky take the mound.
The beauty of all of this is, if the series gets back to Cleveland for Game 5, David Price could get the nod. Now I hate the thought of Price getting that start, but that is probably the best chance the Sox have to win.
It also looks good on behalf of John Farrell. If Rick Porcello can't get the job done in Game 4, that's on him; the Red Sox went down guns blazing. Same thing for Price, it's on him if he can't get it done in Game 5. But from a managerial stand point, it's a good look for JF, shows he's been paying attention to the inconsistencies of E-Rod.
If Farrell follows that game plan, the Sox have nobody to thank more than Mother Nature for the comeback.