Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 8/28/12

First Pitch: Tuesday 10:05, Wednesday 10:05, Thursday 10:05

Arms: Tuesday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (11-4, 4.47 ERA) vs. Jered Weaver, RHP (16-3, 2.74 ERA) 

Wednesday: TBA vs. C.J. Wilson, LHP (9-9, 3.83 ERA)

Thursday: Jon Lester, LHP (8-10, 4.98 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke, RHP (2-2, 5.22 ERA)

                        Yard: Angel Stadium of Anaheim    Watch it:  NESN    Hear it:  WEEI The Matchup

   



Record: 62-67 (4th AL East) Record: 66-62 (4th AL West) On road: 30-29
At home: 33-29
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Lost 2
   Leaders at the plate
 Leaders at the plate
Average: Podsednik (.375)
Average: Trout (.337)
Homers: Saltalamacchia (21)
Homers: Trumbo (30)
RBI: Ross (67)
RBI: Pujols (86)
Leaders on the mound
Leaders on the mound Wins: Buchholz (11) Wins: Weaver (16)
ERA: Morales (3.77) | Tazawa (1.61) ERA: Weaver (2.74) | Frieri (2.21)
K's: Lester (139) K's: Wilson (141)
Last time

Last week, the Red Sox were swept by the Angels and blew the last game pretty hard. Enough said.

This time

Laser Show: Scott Podsednik

I keep saying it and I won't stop, this is the most reliable bat in the lineup. You can hit him anywhere in the lineup and he still produces. He might not give you the power, but he gets on base and doesn't waste his time at the plate.
Pitch Around: Albert Pujols, Mike Trout, & Mark Trumbo
The same trio as late time. I don't think I have to remind you how great they are at the plate (not an intentional rhyme).

Don't Fall Behind: Jered Weaver
 

Great, we have to see this guy again.This time, to start the series. At least  they'll get it over with. Once again, he is opposed by Clay Buchholz who is hoping for some revenge. Weaver still has the advantage, but Buchholz may be able to give the Sox a fighting chance.

How we see it goin' down

There is a chance that the Red Sox could give the Angels a pretty good fight. I don't like our odds. However, the series victory against the Royals may have given them a boost and they will get to redeem themselves from a week ago. The Red Sox will likely get shut down by Weaver tonight, but I will give it to the Sox in games 2 and 3. I may be giving the Red Sox too much credit, but it doesn't matter at this point.

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