While we’ve been drooling over Clay Buchholz’s numbers, fans in Detroit have been punch-drunk over the awesomely-named Max Scherzer, who is 10-0 to start the season.
Can the Sox break that run and hand him his first loss? I’l say this much: we’d better score shit tons of runs with Alan Webster on the hill.
His last time out, in May, the Twins gave him an official “Shawshank Welcome,” banging 8 runs before knocking him out of the game in the second inning. That doesn’t automatically mean he’ll suck this time; he’s since done well in Pawtucket. But we got a guy riding a hot streak facing a guy looking to prove his big league worth, and it doesn’t look good for us on paper.
But that’s the magic of baseball, pilgrims. Anything can happen. And with a fully-liquored Jonny Gomes, no game is truly out of reach. Or something like that.