You're up, Felix. Start it off right.

You’re up, Felix. Start it off right.

Rain washed away the second game of the three game series between the Red Sox and Rays on Wednesday night. As a result, the two teams will play a day/night double header on Thursday, with the first game beginning at 1:05 and the second starting at 7:05. Felix Doubront, who was originally supposed to start Wednesday’s game, will match up against Chris Archer in the night cap. While Jake Peavy will be opposed by Tampa Bay lefty Cesar Ramos for the day game.

  • There was a time not too long ago, that the Rays touted a minor league system flush with pitching depth, that most MLB teams would kill for. Now, as Tampa Bay’s rotation faces adversity and their depth is being challenged, the Red Sox can take solace in the minor league arms they’ve aggregated. (Red Sox have put together pitching pipeline even Tampa Bay Rays have to envy)
  • Since joining the rotation full time in 2012, inconsistency has been the biggest obstacle for Felix Doubront to hurdle. So far this season, it seems that the left hander still has yet to overcome that issue, but the Red Sox are hopeful that the 25 year old can figure things out. (Sox hoping Doubront will get on track like in ’13)
  • The Red Sox have been playing better recently, and look like they’re close to putting their April woes behind them. Currently, the team has won 6 of their last 10, and sit 2.5 games back of first place. But is the Red Sox success a result of them finally finding their identity, or is a healthy lineup to credit? (Are these Red Sox finally starting to uncover their identity?)
  • Tweet of the day: Now that would have been a sight to see…