11:30 a.m. ET: Wednesday evening is going to be quite the sports night in Boston, with the Celtics hoping to stave off elimination and the Bruins trying to start the playoffs on the right foot. But don’t think that the Red Sox aren’t eyeing a heated contest of their own — not with the leftovers from a bad loss Tuesday night stuck in their craw.
Plenty went wrong for the Sox in the first game of their series against the Blue Jays, including Jon Lester’s first poor outing of the year and a controversial play where Toronto scored runs on an errant Jarrod Saltalamacchia throw that should have been ruled a dead ball. With Clay Buchholz (5-0, 1.19 ERA) on the mound Wednesday night, though, Boston is primed to show that it is the team that has rampaged to the best record in the league, not the one that let one get away.
Buchholz has gone seven innings or more in every start this season, and he has strong career stats against the Blue Jays, although this lineup is quite different than the Toronto crew the Sox have faced in the past. Toronto will counter with Mark Buehrle (1-1, 6.35). Like most of the Blue Jays, Buehrle brings a strong pedigree but has yet to prove himself with Toronto this year.
The Red Sox will be over on NESNplus tonight, so be sure to see where you can catch the game, starting with Red Sox First Pitch at 6 p.m. before the action starts in Toronto at 7:07.