Jose Contreras (4.23) / Kyle Snyder (5.94), 7 PM
Could the pitching arms of Julian Tavarez, Kason Gabbard and Kyle Synder lead the Red Sox to a three-game sweep of the defending World Champs? Amazingly, we're 2/3 of the way there.
Tim Wakefield threw another simulated game today and could return to the rotation next week in Baltimore. ... Jon Lester will hold a press conference at Fenway at 6:30 pm (updates here).
Cool Standings estimates Boston has a 1.1% of making the playoffs, while Baseball Prospectus puts the odds at 1.6%. ... Maybe I'm fooling myself, but it doesn't seem that bleak to me. (5%?)