After a huge stinker last night, the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox are back at it again, this time on ESPN at 8 o'clock ET. Jose Quintana was able to stifle this stout Red Sox lineup, holding them to one run (a Hanley Ramirez home run in the 5th) and four hits through eight innings. Fortunately for Boston, Steven Wright was able to put together another quality start, lasting for six innings while only giving up two runs. However, in typical Steven Wright-start fashion, the Red Sox weren't able to generate much offense against quietly one of the better pitchers in baseball.
Tonight, the Red Sox have Clay Buchholz on the mound, who hopes to put together a good enough start to get his first win of the season. This start is crucial for Buchholz, as the team's confidence in the veteran right hander seems to be dwindling. If he is not able to quickly put things together, as Joe Kelly and Eduardo Rodriguez come back from injury, Buchholz could, and probably should, be the odd man out.
For the White Sox, things are clicking on all cylinders. They are pitching as good as anyone in baseball, and could present a problem for the Boston Red Sox. However, tonight's starting pitcher, Carlos Rodon, is being thrusted into a start after the DFA of presumptive game 2 start John Danks. The White Sox's lineup hasn't really put it together yet, but Buchholz should help with that.
Quiet Keys To The Game:
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For The White Sox: