It's the perfect scenario.
Clay Buchholz, who hasn't had a bad start in over a month, takes the mound tonight with a chance to seal a postseason berth for the Sox. Buchholz has been fantastic this month, sporting a 1.38 ERA in 32.2 innings pitched with a 22:8 K:BB ratio. Against the Jays, he's been better, allowing only 3 runs in 20 innings, including a dominant 8.1 inning, 9 K performance the last time he faced them.
On the other hand, the Sox have clobbered Ricky Romero, who starts tonight for the Jays. In 4 outings, Romero's best line is 5.1 innings pitched and 3 earned runs on 7 hits and 4 walks. The others have not been quite so...adequate.
If the Sox can hit Romero tonight, and if Buchholz can keep up this amazing streak he's been on, then the regular season will finally be in-the-books for the Sox. The magic number is at 1. October is days away. It's the perfect scenario for the Sox to party tonight.