Originally written on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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 The Matchup     Record: 58-41 (2nd AL East | 1.5 GB) Record: 60-40 (1st AL East) On road: 24-22 At home: 33-17 Streak: W5 Streak: W1        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) Last time 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. This time 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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