ESPN has reported the pitching matchups for the Angels and Red Sox series to begin Wednesday:
Game 1 (Wednesday): Josh Beckett (20-7) vs. John Lackey (19-9)
Game 2 (Friday): Daisuke Matsuzaka (15-12) vs. Kelvim Escobar (18-7)
Game 3 (Sunday): Curt Schilling (9-8) vs. Jered Weaver (13-7)
No real surprises here. It is expected that both teams will go with a three-man rotation for this series. This means Tim Wakefield will be coming out of the bullpen. One explanation ESPN.com offered for this is that should the ALDS series go the full five games, Schilling will be available to start Game 1 of the ALCS, with Beckett and Matsuzaka to follow.