Saturday, September 29, 2012
Posted by el duque at 9:03 AM
If the election were held today - that is, we face Baltimore next Thursday in a Division playoff - we could face Chris Tillman, coming off his legendary, one-hit masterpiece over Pawtucket. Hard to say, because Buck hasn't yet announced Sunday's starter. (Of course, if Boston plays like last night, Buck might pitch the game himself. Or maybe Betty White will come onboard to face down the mighty Pawsock machine.)
If we face Oakland in the Wild Card cup, we would probably see Tommy Milone. Tommy Milone. Yikes. WE DO NOT WANT THIS. We haven't seen him since July 20, when he pitched 7 shutout innings and struck out 10. He pitched well against us in May, too.
This is assuming - though I think it's safe to do so - the races go to the final day, and nobody, aside from Bush-Cheney's Texaco, gets a chance to set their rotations.
We could do worse than Phil. But whether it's Tillman or Milone, we'll need a RH hitter named Tex (as opposed to one named Andruw.) And when you imagine any Hughes victory, you project Joba or Logan getting the final out in the seventh, Houdini pitching the eighth and El Silencio pulling out his shirt tail after getting the save. We better have a rested bullpen.
Wait, better idea: Let's avoid a one-game playoff.