Wang RHP (2-0, 1.38)
Buchholz RHP (0-1, 5.40)
Notes: It’s overcast here at Fenway but no rain at the moment. The weather is said to be dicey this weekend. … The Red Sox crammed 1,000 more seats into beloved Fenway Park and the place now holds just under 40,000. … Sounds like Jeter will miss this series. If he plays, it would be Sunday. … Posada played catch today and there’s a chance he could catch this weekend. … Damon is just getting a day off. … A bit of a surprise as Crisp starts in place of Ellsbury for Boston. … Ramirez is 13 of 22 with two homers against Wang. Ortiz (15 of 30, 2 HRs) owns him, too. The Wanger will need to use more sliders and changeups. Look for the change against the lefties especially. … The Yankees are facing Buchholz for the first time.
UPDATE, 6:17 p.m.: The tarp is on the field. No word on whether the game will start on time. … Jeter didn’t do anything beyond playing catch. Posada threw and said he felt better. … Cashman said that Alan Horne has a small biceps tear and will probably only miss one start.
UPDATE, 6:26 p.m.: The tarp is now coming off.
UPDATE, 7:04 p.m.: This is strange, they’re going to start the game in the rain.
UPDATE, 7:07 p.m.: 49 degrees and raining at first pitch.
UPDATE, 8:01 p.m.: Wow, great start for CMW. 30 pitches/21 strikes, nine up and nine down. He’s working the inner half of the plate well and keeping the Sox hitters off balance. Buchholz is pitching well, too.
UPDATE, 8:39 p.m.: Bobby Abreu’s defense cost Wang his no-hitter as he fanned on J.D. Drew’s fly to deep right and it landed in the bullpen. Now it’s 1-1. It wasn’t a routine play, but it’s a play that should have been made.
Wang has thrown only 49 pitches in five innings.
UPDATE, 9:50 p.m.: Nobody warming up. With Wang at only 79 pitches, why would there be?