I understand that the Sox have a long and difficult road to the Wild Card Play-In Game, but they're playing better of late and there is always a chance, though slim, that they'll find their way into one of the two AL Wild Card slots.
And, if they do, they'll need a pitcher to start the game. Right now, selecting a Sox starter to pitch in a one-and-done game seems somewhat hopeless. Who on this team can you trust to start an all-important game?
Each pitcher has had their ups and downs this season. Each pitcher has their strengths and weaknesses. It's unlikely with only a few starts left of reach pitcher this season that they'll discover something new or completely fall off the map. They are pretty much who we think they are.
As a possible exercise in futility, I ask you, the fans: Who would you start in a winner-take-all AL Wild Card Game, assuming each pitcher is rested and ready to pitch?
Who starts the AL Wild Card Showdown?
Jon Lester (8 votes)
Josh Beckett (5 votes)
Clay Buchholz (29 votes)
Félix Doubront (3 votes)
Aaron Cook (2 votes)
Franklin Morales (1 vote)
Whoever is pitching best at that moment? (2 votes)
Whoever is healthy at that moment? (1 vote)
Other (waiver wire addition) (be specific)? (2 votes)
53 total votes