Sox vs Twins Series Preview
The Red Sox roll out Clay Buchholz, Ryan Dempster and John Lackey in the weekend series in Minnesota.. A good weekend in the Twin Cities and the Sox could be back in first place.
The Sox start the weekend 24-17, just a game behind first place New York.
Buchholz has been dominant so far with a 6-0 record and a 1.64 ERA. Dempster and Lackey have been good but both are coming off rocky performances the last time out.
Other pitching notes...
Andrew Bailey will throw an inning for triple-A Pawtucket this weekend an if everything goes ok he will likely rejoin the Sox on Monday when they play the Chicago White Sox.
Joel Hanrahan will be 12-15 months rehabbing from arm surgery. He had the so-called Tommy John surgery on the elbow, flexor tendon surgery and also had bone spurs removed.
Suppose any team will offer him a contract in the off-season when he becomes a free agent?