Found July 22, 2013 on
Tampa Bay Rays
Boston Red Sox
First Pitch: Monday 7:10, Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 7:10, Thursday 7:10
Arms: Monday: Matt Moore, LHP (13-3, 3.44 ERA) vs. Brandon Workman, RHP (0-0, 5.40 ERA)
Tuesday: Roberto Hernandez, RHP (5-10, 4.90 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (8-6, 4.58 ERA)
Wednesday: David Price, LHP (4-5, 4.03 ERA) vs. Felix Doubront, LHP (7-3, 3.76 ERA)
Thursday: Jeremy Hellickson, RHP (9-3, 4.62 ERA) vs. John Lackey, RHP (7-7, 2.95 ERA)
Yard: Fenway Park Watch it: NESN Hear it: WEEI
Record: 58-41 (2nd AL East | 1.5 GB)
Record: 60-40 (1st AL East)
On road: 24-22
At home: 33-17
Leaders at the plate
Leaders at the plate
Average: Loney (.314)
Average: Iglesias (.356)
Homers: Longoria (20)
Homers: Ortiz (19)
RBI: Longoria (55)
RBI: Ortiz (65)
Leaders on the mound
Leaders on the mound
Wins: Moore (13)
Wins: Lester (8)
ERA: Archer (2.76) | Torres (0.32)
ERA: Lackey (2.95) | Uehara (1.62)
K's: Moore (108)
K's: Dempster (108)
The Sox have handled the Rays fairly well this season, holding a 9-3 record against Tampa this season. Most recently, the Sox won a 3-game series in mid-June consisting of a double header on day 1. The Sox held the Rays to a run in each game as they swept the day/night twin bill. Ellsbury, Victorino, and Ortiz held the big bats in the first one. Big Papi lead the way with 3 RBI, while Ellsbury and Victorino each recorded a triple in the 5-1 victory.
The Sox jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the second, and held that lead until the 9th. Our good friend, Andrew Bailey, gave up a solo homer to Kelly Johnson in the ninth for yet another blown save. Not to worry, Jonny Gomes was there to bail Bailey out with a walk-off, 2-run homer in the bottom of the inning, which secured the series win for the Sox, which made it 4-for-4 for the season.
The Rays won the final game. No need to recap that one.
Laser Show: David Ortiz
Papi continues to kill it, and he remained hot in the Yankees series. He has pretty much been a sure thing.
Pitch Around: Evan Longoria
He has been a tough one to figure out for the Sox. His average is just average, but the power numbers are great. He kills the Sox in the power department and there is not room for that **** in this series.
Don't Fall Behind: Any starter, especially Matt Moore
This is a very important series and there is no room for error. Matt Moore is the guy that scares me the most. His numbers do the talking. I don't care about previous stats, these guys are hot and a very, very tough team to beat..
How we see it goin' down
Even though the Sox have had great success against the Rays this season, this series has a different feeling to it. The Rays continue their tear after the ASB, and they are scary. Best case scenario is obviously a 4-game sweep by the Sox, but we have to be realistic. The best realistic outcome and my prediction is a split of the series. This is going to be a tough one. .
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(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)This was the Jon Lester we knew and loved at the start of the 2013 season. Throwing strikes, showing command, lasting into the seventh inning. Lester went 6 1/3 innings, giving up just two runs, striking out eight and—significantly—walking nobody in a 6-2 win by the Carmine Hose. A mixture of good and bad baserunning characterized the Boston offense....
Matt Moore is no joke.
Moore came in the hottest of all the Rays with a 4-0 record and a 1.35 ERA in his past month and he single handedly brought Tampa to within a half game of top of the AL East with a two hit shutout as the Rays beat the Red Sox with a 3-0 victory. Moore got his first career complete game shutout and his AL leading 14th win.
For the Sox, Brandon Workman pitched...
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore wanted to smile when he reached the mound in the ninth inning Monday needing only three outs for the first shutout (or complete game of any sort) of his career.
"It was a lot of fun," he said.
But Moore resisted the urge to crack even the shyest of grins, as well as the urge to speed things up and sprint for the finish line...
BOSTON (AP) -- Matt Moore pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 on Monday night to move within a half-game of first place in the AL East.
Ben Zobrist had three hits and James Loney drove in two runs for the Rays, who earned their sixth consecutive victory and won for the 18th time in 20 games.
In his first start since...
Tampa Bay Rays lefty Matt Moore pitched a two-hut shutout to win his 14th game and beat the Boston Red Sox in game one of a four game series against the Boston. The win moved Tampa Bay within a half game of the Red Sox in the American League East.
Ben Zobrist had three hits and James Loney drove in two runs for the Rays, who earned their sixth consecutive victory and won for the...
12 p.m.: This weekend, and particularly Sunday’s game, went for the Red Sox the way much of this season has. Boston had its moments of turmoil but kept providing the big hits and timely plays until it turned out on the better end of the runs scored and win-loss columns.
Coming off a strong series win over the Yankees, which was capped by the latest Red Sox’ walk-off win in a...
Boston Red Sox Daily links: ESPN Boston http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=bostonred-sox&id=29318 In his first 2 MLB starts Brandon Workman has proved he belongs. WEEI http://fullcount.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/2013/07/23/source-dustin-pedroia-red-sox-agree-to-seven-year-contract-extension/ It looks like the Sox have Pedey for a while now...
The Tampa Bay Rays opened a four-game series in Boston with a convincing 3-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night to move to within a half game of the Red Sox in the American League East. Matt Moore went the distance for Tampa Bay to pick up his 14th win. Moore allowed [...]
Jon Lester matched his season high with eight strikeouts and overcame homers by Wil Myers and Evan Longoria as the Boston Red Sox remained in first place with a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
The Red Sox moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Rays in the AL East and stayed atop the division for the 58th consecutive day.
The loss ended the Rays' six-game winning streak...
It may have been the late game the night before but the Red Sox came out and were shut down imediatly by Matt Moore, who single handidly pulled the Tampa Bay Rays to within .5 a game of the Red Sox in the AL East standings. Here are the 3 stars of last nights game.
Star 3: Ben Zobrist
Zobrist went 3-5 last night, getting more hits than the entire...
One night after getting shut out in their series opener with the Rays, the Red Sox will have to bounce back — and slow Tampa Bay’s massive momentum — to stay atop the American League East on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
The Rays have won 18 of their last 20 games, including a dominating 3-0 win over the Sox on Monday night, and are just a 1/2 game back of Boston for the division...
It was somewhat expected that the Boston Red Sox may have a sluggish game Monday following Sunday night/Monday morning’s extra-inning game with the Yankees. But to be held to two hits by Matt Moore was a little surprising.
Because of that, the Tampa Bay Rays (59-41) are now a half-game out of first place in the AL East with the chance to take...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, July 22 @ 7:10 PM
Matt Moore, LHP (13-3, 3.44) vs Brandon Workman, RHP (0-0, 5.40)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, July 23 @ 7:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez, RHP (5-10, 4.90) vs Jon Lester, LHP (8-6, 4.58)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
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One of Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon’s favorite things about visiting Fenway Park is the convenient reminder of the AL East standings, which are updated daily and posted on the scoreboard on the Green...
The two best teams in the American League happen to reside in the AL East. They also happen to clash tonight in Fenway Park for the first of a four-game series.
Although the Boston Red Sox (60-40) are 9-3 against the Tampa Bay Rays (58-41) this season, those first 12 games came at a time when the Rays were middling around the lower-half of the...