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For the second time this year, The Red Sox are facing another divisional opponent. This time, they have to face the reigning pennant winners.
The Detroit Tigers are back where they have been ever since they acquired Miguel Cabrera and promoted Justin Verlander to the major leagues. They might be in one of Baseball’s weakest division, but that has not stopped them before from winning the pennant.
The Red Sox sit only a game and a half above the Baltimore Orioles, who crushed the Tigers in two of the three games they played in Detroit. If Boston wants to keep pace, they’ll need to score more than the three-run and two-run showings that they put up in their last two games.
The Orioles are pecking at the top spot of the division, and Boston needs to sock it to the Tigers before Detroit have a chance to bite back.
Series: 4 Games @ Detroit Tigers (Comerica Park, Detroit, MI)
Probable Starters (Career vs. Opponent)
April 20, 7:08 PM EDT
RHP John Lackey (6-2, 4.01 ERA) vs. LHP José Álvarez (0-0, -.– ERA)
April 21, 7:08 PM EDT
LHP Jon Lester (0-2, 4.78 ERA) vs. RHP Doug Fister (1-3, 4.09 ERA)
April 22, 7:15 PM EDT
RHP Allen Webster (0-0, -.– ERA) vs. RHP Max Scherzer (1-3, 9.21 ERA)
April 23, 1:08 PM EDT
LHP Félix Doubront (1-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (3-4, 3.38 ERA)
The Red Sox are facing their first left-handed starter since June 8th when C.J. Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels took the mound at Fenway Park. What does this mean? More Jonny Gomes. The Outfielder will likely get the start tonight against José Álvarez, and that is only good news for the Red Sox. He has a .344 batting average in June along with two home runs and six RBI. Part of Gomes’s Major League legacy is his susceptibility to hot streaks. Well, he’s hot now, so stick him in the lineup and let him keep streaking.
The left-handed starter also means that José Iglesias will substitute for Stephen Drew. His hit-streak ended on Wednesday’s finale against the Tampa Bay Rays, but he still has been stellar at the plate and defensively to earn a spot on the roster. John Farrell promised the media that his young shortstop would get three days a week around the diamond, but does he deserve more now? With Will Middlebrooks hitting below the Mendoza-line and not playing well at the hot corner, maybe Iglesias will slowly put Middlebrooks in the middle of the bench.
Enjoy the series! And thanks for reading!
(Photo Courtesy of Duane Burleson/Associated Press)
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