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First Pitch: Monday 2:05, Wednesday 7:10, Thursday 7:10
Arms: Monday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (1-0, 1.29 ERA) vs. Wei-Yin Chen, LHP (0-0, 3.18 ERA)
Wednesday: Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-1, 5.40 ERA) vs. Miguel Gonzalez, RHP (1-0, 2.84 ERA)
Thursday: Felix Doubront, LHP (0-0, 5.40 ERA) vs. Jake Arrieta RHP (0-0, 9.00 ERA)
Yard: Fenway Park Watch it: NESN Hear it: WEEI
On road: 2-1 2012:46-35
At home: 2012: 34-47
Streak: Lost 2
Streak: Won 2
Leaders at the plate
Leaders at the plate
Average: Jones (.538)
Average: Iglesias (.529)
Homers: Davis (4)
Homers: Middlebrooks (4)
RBI: Davis (17)
RBI: Napoli (7)
Leaders on the mound
Leaders on the mound
Wins: Ayala/Hammel/Gonzalez (1)
Wins: Lester (2)
ERA: Gonzalez (2.84) | O'Day (0.00)
ERA: Buchholz (1.29) | Hanrahan (0.00)
K's: Hammel (5)
K's: Lester (13)
The Orioles swept the Sox in Baltimore, which was part of the eight game losing streak that ended the season. The Orioles won the season series 13-5.
Meanwhile Ellsbury is showing how dangerous he can be as a leadoff hitter, reaching base to start the game in the past three and also racked up four steals as well.
Pitch Around: Chris Davis
Davis is the hottest hitter in the Majors right now, homering in his first four games of the year and has already driven in 17 runs this season. Despite his lack of success at Fenway in his career, (.227 AVG, .278 SLG in 24 games), I would hope that the Sox pitching staff errs on the side of caution with Davis at the plate.
Don't Fall Behind: Wei-Yin Chen
The Taiwanese lefty had a good year against the Sox last season: 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA in three starts. The Sox did manage to get 21 hits off of him but Chen was able to work out of a lot of jams. Chen does have a habit of giving up the long ball as he allowed 29 home runs last season so the Sox can make him pay for putting runners on base.
How we see it goin' down
The offense bounced back pretty well from Saturday's two hit performance by destroying RA Dickey and the Jays bullpen, so I'm not too worried about the offense. It's Ryan Dempster & Felix Doubront that has me concerned. Both of them had shaky first starts of the year and if the Sox want to win the series, they need one of them to step up. Doubront has solid career numbers against the O's (3.13 ERA, 1.087 WHIP in six games) but has yet to beat them. He'll get it on Thursday as the Sox take two out of three.
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Clay Buchholz has become the best pitcher in the Red Sox rotation after years of disappointment
I never was a huge fan of Clay Buchholz. He started his Red Sox career with a no-hitter and every body who sort of followed the Boston Red Sox thought that they had an ace in the hole. Forget for a second that there have been plenty of middle of the road pitchers who have pitched no-hitters...
Daniel Nava hit a three run homer in the bottom of the seventh was all that Clay Buchholz needed as the Red Sox have won their third straight, beating the Orioles, 3-1.
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The Boston Red Sox, now winners of five of their first seven games, are cruising on the shoulders of their top two pitchers: Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz.
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Jon Lester was the Red Sox’ Opening Day starter, and he’s considered the team’s ace in the minds of many. Clay Buchholz, the starter for Monday’s home opener, continues to match the southpaw step for step.
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Wei-Yin Chen vs Clay Buchholz
Buchholz had a great outing in his first start of the season in the Bronx. He went 7 strong innings allowing...
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Monday, April 8 @ 2:05 PM
Wei-Yin Chen, LHP (0-0, 3.18) vs Clay Buchholz, RHP (1-0, 1.29)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Wednesday, April 10 @ 7:10 PM
Jake Arrieta, RHP (0-0, 9.00) vs Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-1, 5.40)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
Daniel Nava hit a three-run homer, Clay Buchholz pitched seven shutout innings and the surprising Boston Red Sox won their ninth straight home opener, 3-1 over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.
Nava broke open a scoreless duel between Buchholz (2-0) and Wei-Yin Chen (0-1) in the seventh inning with his second homer in two days. He hit a shot over the Green Monster in left after Dustin...
The First Pitch
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