“I don’t think the rotation could set up any better,” said Peavy, obtained from the Chicago White Sox on July 31 just before the non-waiver trade deadline. “Jonny Lester’s been the horse all year. He’s made every one of his starts. He led this team in innings. He pitched as well as anybody in the second half in baseball, really.
“He deserves to be the guy going out there, and I think (Lackey) is right behind him. I think that the way that things are shaking out to set up, they’re the right way,” he added. “The Boston Red Sox have a way of doing things right.”