Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 6/25/13
First Pitch: Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 4:05 Arms:Tuesday: Juan Nicasio, RHP (4-3, 4.78 ERA) vs.   Ryan Dempster, RHP (4-8, 4.23 ERA) Wednesday: Roy Oswalt, RHP (0-1, 7.20 ERA) vs. John Lackey, RHP (4-5, 3.03 ERA)                                    Yard: Fenway Park   Watch it: NESN   Hear it:  WEEI The Matchup     Record: 39-38 (2nd NL West | 3 GB) Record: 45-33 (1st AL East) On road: 16-21 At home: 23-15 Streak: W2 Streak: L2        Leaders at the plate  Leaders at the plate Average: Tulowitzki (.347) Average: Iglesias (.426) Homers: Gonzalez (21) Homers: Ortiz (16) RBI: Gonzalez (57) RBI: Ortiz (55) Leaders on the mound Leaders on the mound  Wins: De La Rosa (8) Wins: Buchholz (9) ERA: Chatwood (2.22) | Brothers (0.28) ERA: Buchholz (1.71) | Uehara (2.10) K's: Brothers (76) K's: Dempster (90) Last time It has been almost 3 years to date since the Red Sox visited Colorado for the most recent meeting between the two clubs. The Red Sox didn't have a great trip to Denver from June 22 - June 24 of 2010, as they dropped 2 in a 3 game series. Game 1 featured a pitchers duel between Jon Lester and Jhoulys Chacin, with Chacin coming out on top in a 2-1 win for the Rockies. The only 2 current Red Sox that were in that lineup were Pedroia and Nava. The Sox dropped game 2, but not before John Lackey would go 2-for-3 at the plate with a double. Finally, Boston was able to pull out a wild one in game 3, a 13-11 victory in 10 innings. I don't remember any of that. This time Laser Show: David Ortiz Papi raked in the Tigers series, going 7-for-16, with a pair of homers and 3 RBI. A pair of Colorado righties will be a perfect recipie to keep it going. Pitch Around: Michael Cuddyer & Carlos Gonzalez Speaking of raking, both of these guys are doing it. Cuddyer's average (.339) is better than Gonzalez's (.300), but Gonzalez is hitting for better power. Cuddyer and Gonzalez both have an OPS nearing 1.000, at .968 and .992 respectively. Luckily, for the Red Sox, Troy Tulowitzki is on the 15-day DL. Don't Fall Behind: Juan Nicasio & Rex Brothers Oswalt is working on his return, and does not look great at all, leaving Nicasio as the biggest threat. The Sox shouldn't be too worried about him.  Rex Brothers is their newly appointed closer that is shutting the opposition down. Hopefully, the Sox won't have to deal with him, but if they do, it will not be an easy task. How we see it goin' down The Sox could not get anything to go their way for most of the Tigers series, however, these are the Rockies. The Sox will make quick work of them in the 2-game set, even with Dempster and Lackey.
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