Right now, the Game 2 starter seems to be a toss up between Buchholz and John Lackey.
Lackey has been the Sox’ best pitcher for most of the summer, but he has a 6.52 ERA in his past three starts. If Lackey doesn’t pitch better in his last couple outings, Buchholz very well could take that No. 2 position.
“I’ve got a lot of faith in all of our starting pitchers,” Ross said. “We wouldn’t be in the position we are and been as consistent as we are if we don’t have some of the best starting pitching in the game. I don’t worry about who pitches Game 1 or who pitches Game 2 or 3. I have a lot of confidence in Buck and Lack and Lester, (Jake) Peavy, Demp (Ryan Dempster), (Felix) Doubront — the whole group.”
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