By the time the calendar flips to September 29, 2011, there will have been some 2400 games played in the Major Leagues and the postseason schedule will be set. With the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees boasting a seven-game lead for the American League Wild Card spot, it is almost certain the two rivals will be playing in October.
When the Red Sox begin their ALDS against (probably) the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers or Cleveland Indians, it will be Josh Beckett on the mound. The next day, Jon Lester will be pitching. With Clay Buchholz perhaps out for the season with a stress fracture in his lower back, who will start game three?