Buckley: 'This is absolutely a statement series for the Sox'

Buckley: 'This is absolutely a statement series for the Sox'
September 4, 2013, 11:45 pm
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It went from a playoff atmosphere at Fenway Park on Tuesday to a carnvial atmosphere Wednesday.

A night after winning a tight, pitchers' duel and handing probable AL Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer his second loss, the Red Sox tied a team record by hitting eight home runs and embarrassed the AL Central-leading Tigers, 20-4.

On "Uno Sports Tonight," Steve Buckley called the Red Sox taking two of three from the Tigers "a statement series."

"This is absolutely a statement series for the Sox," Buckley said. "It happens to come in September and the Tigers because of the depth of their starting pitching are perceived as the team to beat in the American League. They sheleighleighed the best team in the Ameircan League..."

Host Michael Felger asked if it's time to stop worrying about anything having to do with the Red Sox.

One concern Buckley raised was the use of would-be setup man Brandon Workman. He was brought into the rout on Tuesday night, which may jeopardize his availablity for the Yankees series.

Buckley's theory: Manager John Farrell may be trying to see if he can use Workman, a starter in the minor leagues, on back-to-back days and sees his workload perhaps increasing down the stretch and into the postseason.