With the rainout last night for NY, there was excitement because Pettitte will now be able to pitch during the Sox series. He would have pitched tonight.
Hughes pitches tonight instead.
Is Torre trying to give Hughes the start that he thought he was going to get, or matching up Pettitte against the Sox? Both?
It is only game 20 or so. Again, even if the Sox sweep this weekend and go 7-8 games up, it will still only be April. As a Sox fan, I would be concerned to fall behind that much this early, but with 140 games to go, 7-8 games isn't a huge deal.
Isn't it just as important to beat Toronto tonight as the Red Sox this weekend to the Yankees?
The reason I really ask is because the Sox claim to play every game as if it is as important as any other. Of course, the argument can be made that Francona gave Tavaras that in between start before the Yankees series to line up Schilling, Beckett, and Daisuke.
So what is the real story with pitching matchups this early in the season?