It’s all up to Doug Fister.
Trailing the Houston Astros 2-0 in their American League Division Series matchup after back-to-back 8-2 losses in Houston, the Boston Red Sox will hand the ball to the veteran right-hander in Game 3 to extend its season.
So why did manager John Farrell elect to start Fister in Game 3 over Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez?
Boston’s skipper noted the addition of left-hander David Price to the Red Sox’s bullpen, as well as the quality stuff that Fister has featured over the past month as reasons for giving him the ball Sunday at Fenway Park.
To hear more from Farrell, check out the video above from “NESN Sports Today,” presented by People’s United Bank.