Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 9/24/13
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First Pitch: Tuesday 8:40, Wednesday 8:40  Arms: Tuesday: John Lackey, RHP (10-12, 3.44 ERA) vs. Tyler Chatwood, RHP (7-5, 3.36 ERA)   Wednesday: Jake Peavy, RHP (3-1, 3.68 ERA) vs. Roy Oswalt, RHP (0-6, 7.71 ERA)      Yard: Coors Field   Watch it: NESN   Hear it:  WEEI The Matchup   Record: 95-62 (1st AL East) Record: 71-86 (Last NL West | 19.5 GB) On road: 42-34 At home: 44-35 Streak: W1 Streak: L2     Leaders at the plate  Leaders at the plate Average: Ortiz (.307) Average: Cuddyer (.334) Homers: Ortiz (29) Homers: Gonzalez (26) RBI: Ortiz (98) RBI: Cuddyer (82) Leaders on the mound Leaders on the mound  Wins: Lester (15) Wins: De La Rosa (16) ERA: Lackey (1.60) | Uehara (1.12) ERA: Chacin (3.21) | Brothers (1.83) K's: Lester (173) K's: Chacin (123) Last time The Sox took two games from the Rockies fairly easily at the end of June. The Sox took game 1 by the score of 11-4, behind 20 hits. 5 runs were scored early in game 2, and the Sox were able to hold on for the 5-3 win. There was never really much worry of losing that game.  This time Laser Show: Dustin Pedroia It's a small sample, but in 7 games against the Rockies, Pedey is batting .433, with 13 hits, 3 homers, 9 RBI, and a 1.271 OPS. All 3 of those homers were from that one game 3 years ago, which boosts his numbers at Coors Field to a .500 average and 1.933 OPS. Small samples, but enough to feel good about him bringing his average back over .300 in this series. Pitch Around: Michael Cuddyer Cuddyer was batting .344 in June, and is now batting .334. Pretty consistent, and good for top in the NL. Don't Fall Behind: Tyler Chatwood Clearly the best of the two, and that is the primary reason. The Sox shouldn't have much trouble against him. How we see it goin' down The Sox will sweep the two-game set, but it may not be that easy. Some guys will get rest and the Rockies have the ability to win games. Not a great ability, but it is much better at home. The Rockies have a better winning percentage at home than the Red Sox do on the road. Think about that. Colorado just can't play on the road...at all. Again, the Sox will win both games, but it will be a bit of a challenge. 
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