If you look at the matchups in this series, you can feel pretty good about the Sox coming out of the Jake taking at least 2 of 3.
Schill v Westbrook...Schill is on fire, and after dropping 2 of 3 to Toronto, I know Schill goes into this one looking to become 5-0 on the season, but MORE importantly looking to continue to pace the Sox. Westbrook, while talented, has been struggling a bit this season (2-2 5.93 ERA). While he may pitch well this time out, I don't look for him to out-pitch Schill in the opener.
Wakefield v Lee...Wakefield has pitched well enough to be 3-1, but a lack of run support sets him up with the opposite record. The potent Indians lineup will be looking to tee off on any knuckler that doesn't knuckle. Look for Wake to keep them off-balance by mixing in the curve and fastball. Lee, however, goes for the Indians. He's been as close as they get to a staff ace. And being a talented lefty this spells trouble for the Sox.
Beckett will come out on fire in the closing game of this series. He must harness that aggression and pound the strike zone. As we've seen Beckett's emotions can get the best of him early on. You don't want to fall behind the hitters in this lineup. The Indians counter with Paul Byrd. After a stellar season last year, Byrd is off to nothing less than a poor start. He enters this game at 2-2 with a 9-plus ERA. If he's not sharp, the Sox cruise.