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. .
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Craig Sager's leukemia has returned

Frozen Four: Providence earns first bid since 1985

Report: Discussions to bring NFL team to L.A. are progressing

Report: Chris Mullin expected to take St. John's job

Michigan State beats Louisville, punches Final Four ticket

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ex-NHL player viciously attacks opponent before game

Rick Barnes a possibility for Tennessee coaching job?

Report: NFL looking into Bill Belichick's camera ideas

Saints CB Brian Dixon arrested in Miami

CC Sabathia goes off about spring training stats

Kentucky remains unbeaten after thrilling win over ND

Hooked 'em: Why Texas had to fire Rick Barnes

Adam Morrison trolled fan who made JJ Redick comment

Jim Harbaugh finished fourth in student government election

WATCH: Notre Dame gets warm reception upon return home

WATCH: Kris Letang hospitalized after hit

Aaron Rodgers, sports writer get into it over on-court access

Sam Dekker's hot shooting sends Wisconsin to Final Four

Jim McElwain complains about Florida roster

Mark Few: I put Coach K up there with John Wooden

WATCH: Enes Kanter embraces boos in return to Utah

Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

T.J. Ford sends heartfelt tweet about Rick Barnes

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Why Texas had to fire Rick Barnes

Craig Sager's leukemia has returned

Report: Chris Mullin to take St. John's job

Report: NFL looking into more cameras

CC Sabathia goes off about spring stats

John Fox: Cutler will have to earn job

Texas eyeing Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.