Let's just say the Red Sox make the playoffs (*knocks on wood*) and assume Buchholz and Lester pitch games 1 and 2. Then there is a game 3. We know Doubront or Dempster aren't starting that game, so it's either Lackey or Peavy. I think some people would say it is easy to say Lackey. However, Lackey just never seems to get any run support and has a losing record to show for it. On the other hand, Peavy has been dealing as of late and seems to bring a good energy to the club on the day he pitches. Perhaps his competitiveness rubs off on the players (not saying Lackey isn't competitive). In other words, I personally think this is a tougher decision than it looks.
So if you were John Farrell, who would start game 3?