The Red Sox sent Jon Lester to AA Portland last night, and brought Javier Lopez back from Pawtucket. It's a move that makes a lot of sense, as it gives the Red Sox a situational lefty, especially for the upcoming series in New York. Lester will get one start with the Sea Dogs, and then return to the Red Sox for his start on September 2. Julian Tavarez will now get the start on Sunday against the White Sox.
The weather is playing havoc with the series in Chicago, as the Red Sox and White Sox were rained out last night. A day/night doubleheader is scheduled for today, but the forecast for Chicago all day is not good. Hopefully they can get one game in. However, more rainouts could really change the Sox rotation for the upcoming New York series. We'll see about that.
Both teams have a mutual off day on September 24, so that is a viable makeup day, even if two games are lost this weekend. The game on Saturday is on Fox at 4 PM (not seen in NYC as the Mets-Dodgers will be on), so a day/night DH is not possible. Hey, I have an idea. How about playing a twi-night doubleheader that night, if necessary?
Yes, a twinbill for one price. You remember those, right?