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Boston Red Sox
First Pitch: Monday 6:35, Tuesday 6:35, Wednesday 4:05
Arms: Monday: A.J. Griffin, RHP (2-00, 2.25 ERA) vs. Felix Doubront, LHP (1-0, 4.50 ERA)
Tuesday: Bartolo Colon, RHP (2-0, 3.32 ERA) vs. Alfredo Aceves, RHP (1-0, 6.28 ERA)
Wednesday: Brett Anderson, LHP (1-3, 5.95 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (3-0, 1.73 ERA)
Yard: Fenway Park Watch it: NESN Hear it: WEEI
Record: 12-7 (2nd AL West)
Record: 12-6 (1st AL East)
On road: 6-3
At home: 5-4
Leaders at the plate
Leaders at the plate
Average: Smith (.388)
Average: Ortiz (.625)
Homers: Crisp (5)
Homers: Middlebrooks/Nava (4)
RBI: Lowrie/Moss (14)
RBI: Napoli (20)
Leaders on the mound
Leaders on the mound
Wins: Milone (3)
Wins: Buchholz (4)
ERA: Griffin (2.25) | Cook (0.87)
ERA: Buchholz (0.90) | Wilson (0.00)
K's: Milone (21)
K's: Dempster (33)
The Red Sox got their asses handed to them in Oakland to kick off the month of September of 2012. The Sox were outscored 33-5 in the series with a 20-2 loss to kick off the series. Much like the recent recaps of series from 2012, we don't want to be reminded of any more details.
Laser Show: Mike Napoli
Mike is an RBI machine. He is 3rd in the majors with 20 RBI, and even with the low .267 average, Napoli is going to up that average number while driving in some more runs. Want some stats to back that up? How about a .400 and .375 batting average against Anderson and Colon, respectively. Throw in a .900 SLG% coming out to a 1.471 OPS against Brett Anderson, and we a bit more backup for a potential big series for Mike Napoli.
Pitch Around: All the former Sox players
Here is why:
Coco Crisp: Leading the team in homers with 5, batting .328, and leads the team with 6 steals.
Jed Lowrie: Second on the team with a .382 BA, and tied for the team lead in RBI with 14.
Brandon Moss: Tied with Lowrie in RBI with 14.
Josh Reddick: Only batting .113 with a homer and 8 RBI, but the potential for damage is there.
Don't Fall Behind: A.J. Griffin
Clearly the best of the 3 Oakland starters going in the series. Though, Bartolo Colon is pitching pretty well for a senior citizen. So, watch out for Colon as well.
How we see it goin' down
Coming off of a disappointing Sunday, the Sox are looking to come up with another winning streak as we all try to normal around the city. The Sox have the pitching advantage in game 3, though the A's have the upper hand in the first two matchups. David Ortiz has started his season hot, but it may not be enough if Colon and Griffin continue their hot starts. I am going to have to the series to Oakland with the Sox salvaging the final game.
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Boston Red Sox right-handed starting pitcher John Lackey is
aiming to rejoin the team on April 27, according to Michael Silverman of The
Lackey is slated to make a minor league rehab start today
for the Red Sox Double-A affiliate. The veteran is expected to throw four
innings or roughly 65 pitches.
If all goes well, this could be the only rehab...
The Boston Red Sox have called up right-hander Allen Webster to pitch in the second game of a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals.
Webster is scheduled for his major league debut Sunday night in the rescheduled game of Friday night's postponement because of the manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
At Triple-A Pawtucket, Webster had a 0.90 ERA and no...
Clay Buchholz was strong for eight innings but it was Daniel Nava who played hero on Saturday afternoon. It was his three-run homer in the 8th inning that helped the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.
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A first pitch temperature of 42 degrees coupled with a lengthy rain delay and lackluster performance made for a long night at Fenway on Tuesday.
The Red Sox decided to reward fans who attended Tuesday night’s game against Oakland with free admission to Wednesday’s 4 o’clock matinee against the Athletics or Thursday night’s game against Houston. All fans have to do is show...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, April 22 @ 6:35 PM
A.J. Griffin, RHP (2-0, 2.25) vs Felix Doubront, LHP (1-0, 4.50)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, April 23 @ 6:35 PM
Bartolo Colon, RHP (2-0, 3.32) vs Alfredo Aceves, RHP (1-0, 6.28)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB...
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Back to our friend here, though. Here are our options:
Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick had a beard-growing contest with WWE superstar Daniel Bryan. By year’s end, fans would vote on the better beard, and whoever “lost” would have to shave their facial hair off. It appears that Reddick has already accepted defeat at the expense of some old fashioned superstition.
Reddick came to the ballpark on Saturday with a haircut...
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