Found July 25, 2013 on
Eric D. Schabell
Getting in the groove early can be rather important.
The Red Sox starting pitching is finding this out the hard way.
There is no margin for error when you are fighting for the top spot in the division.
The last two series can be examined to show where the starting rotations got hurt early with pitch counts. First we will look at the three game series with the Yankees, then dig into the first 3 games of the series with the Rays.
The starters John Lackey, Ryan Dempster, and Felix Doubront were the first three against the Yankees. Taking a closer look at the pitch counts per inning and you see a story being told as to where it went wrong in the losses.
Went 6.2 innings in a win against the Yankees 4 - 2. His pitch count shows the difference when you make a good solid start from the first inning. He jumped on the Yankees with efficiency, keeping to 10 or less pitches over the first 3 innings. Second time through the Yank...
BEST OF MAXIM
Felix Doubront came out on the losing end of a pitcher’s duel at Fenway Park on Wednesday night, despite recording another impressive performance.
Recording his fifth-straight quality start, Doubront allowed only three earned run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings of work. With the exception of a couple pitches the left-hander wishes he could take back, Doubront is ready to move on...
John Lackey has turned his game around in 2013, but how much of it is sustainable the rest of the way?
John Lackey has been the great, pleasant surprise of the Boston Red Sox starting rotation this season. In a year where Clay Bucholz has become a medical uncertainty and Jon Lester is struggling to find his form after a hot start, Lackey has been the model of consistency. The question...
John Lackey was in line to start Thursday’s contest against the Tampa Bay Rays, but after that game was washed out, Lackey will now take the hill Friday in the series opener against the Orioles.
The Red Sox have dropped five of their last eight games, hitting just .225 during the skid. Dustin Pedroia, who will bat third in the lineup, has struggled as of late, notching just one...
It will be up to John Lackey to keep the Boston Red Sox (61-42) in first place in the AL East. With the Tampa Bay Rays (60-42) just a half-game back and looking to take three of four from the Sox, tonight’s game means much more than just a July intra-division clash.
Boston has been in first place in the East for nearly two months and would like...
(Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)They paid the Price. David, that is. And the "price" is a razor-thin one-half-game edge on first place in the AL East. David Price was Matt Moore-like, delivering the second complete game in three days against the Carmine Hose, beating them, 5-1. Boston got just five hits off the left-hander—only Mike Napolis's 14th HR making any difference...
There is one team in the AL East that has been a thorn in the side of Red Sox Nation. That team is the Baltimore Orioles, who at this point in the season are the only division rival to hold a winning record (5-2) against the Boston Red Sox.
The Red Sox (61-42) get a chance to even that record, but things won’t be easy, as they open up a weekend...
(Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)For the third time in four games, dominant pitching performances have shut down the Red Sox offense—last night it was Chris Tillman in a 6-0 O's win. The Boston loss dropped them into second place for the first time in 60 days, falling behind the surging Rays. Tillman allowed just two hits over seven innings—as Boston's trade deadline priorities...
There has been a lot of talk about the character of this year’s Red Sox team. They have shown grit, determination, a willingness to play together and the ability to win.
Great chemistry is easy when you’re mashing the ball, celebrating walk-offs, trading high fives and in first place for 60 straight days. It’s quite another thing when you’re...
Tampa Bay’s left-handed pitcher David Price, the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, will be opposed by another left-handed starter from the Boston Red Sox who is pitching like he wants to win the Cy Young. No, we’re not talking about Jon Lester, who pitched tremendously Tuesday night. Rather, Felix Doubront, the young Venezuelan who is 7-3 with...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, July 26 @ 7:05 PM
John Lackey, RHP (7-7, 2.95) vs Chris Tillman, RHP (12-3, 3.84)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, July 27 @ 7:05 PM
Ryan Dempster, RHP (5-8, 4.28) vs Scott Feldman, RHP (9-7, 3.75)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network...
6:20 p.m.: Wednesday’s lineups are below.
Red Sox (61-41)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Jonny Gomes, LF
Stephen Drew, SS
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Jose Iglesias, 3B
Felix Doubront, LHP (7-3, 3.76 ERA)
Desmond Jennings, CF
Evan Longoria, 3B
Ben Zobrist, 2B
Wil Myers, RF
Luke Scott, DH
Sean Rodriguez, LF
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
JULY 26, 2002
GAME 101 - ANGELS AT MARINERS
SEATTLE – The Angels have spent all season chasing the Seattle Mariners, and in a series opener before 45,559 at Safeco Field, they caught them.
Rookie starter John Lackey threw eight scoreless innings, scattering six hits, and eight different Angels had at least one hit in the...
After being rained out last night, the Boston Red Sox head to the home of The Wire for a three-game matchup with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The game will broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rays television market, you can catch the game on MASN. And if you can't catch the...
After falling last night, the Boston Red Sox look to avoid falling out of first place tonight and gain a split of the four-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The game will broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rays television market, you can catch the game on Sun Sports. And if you...
5:54 p.m.: Daniel Nava will return to the Red Sox’ lineup Friday. Nava has only played in one of the last four games, and he was scheduled to sit out Thursday’s series finale against the Rays before it got rained out.
Jonny Gomes has been given more of an opportunity lately, and John Farrell said that matchups have dictated his lineup decisions. Gomes is typically tough on lefties...