Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 7/2/12
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First Pitch: Monday 10:05, Tuesday 10:05, Wednesday 4:05

Arms: Monday: Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP (0-2, 4.91 ERA) vs. Jarrod Parker, RHP (4-3, 2.57 ERA)

Tuesday: Jon Lester, LHP (5-5, 4.53 ERA) vs. Bartolo Colon, RHP (6-7, 4.22 ERA) 

Wednesday: Franklin Morales, LHP (1-1, 2.59 ERA) vs. A.J. Griffin, RHP (0-0, 1.50 ERA)

                                 Yard: Oakland Coliseum    Watch it:  NESN    Hear it:  WEEI The Matchup

   


Record: 42-37 (3rd AL East) Record: 38-42 (3rd AL West) On road: 21-16
At home: 19-19
Streak: Won 1
Streak: Won 1
    Leaders at the plate
 Leaders at the plate
Average: Ortiz (.302)
Average: Norris (.333)
Homers: Ortiz (21)
Homers:  Reddick (18)
RBI: Ortiz (54)
RBI: Reddick (39)
Leaders on the mound
Leaders on the mound Wins: Buchholz/Doubront (8) Wins: Milone (8)
ERA: Morales (2.59) | Mortensen (1.20) ERA: Griffin (1.50) | Scribner (0.00)
K's: Doubront (91) K's: Milone (63)
Last time The A's took 2 of a 3-game series in Fenway at the end of April/beginning of May. The Red Sox won the first game, getting homers from McDonald, Aviles, and Ortiz. Josh Reddick homered, and drove in 3, in the A's only loss. The Red Sox did a better job containing Reddick in the final two games but it wasn't enough to hold off Oakland. This time

Laser Show: Cody Ross

Cody Ross was a thorn in the side of tonight's starter. Jarrod Parker, during their last meeting. Cody has been swinging the bat well and a great start to the series is what the Sox need.
Pitch Around: Josh Reddick
That trade looks worse as each day passes. Josh Reddick is a beast in Oakland and the last thing the Red Sox need is for him to take over in the series. 

Don't Fall Behind: All 3 starters

The A's breed good pitching, and sometime acquire good pitching. All 3 starters are pitching well and the Red Sox need some wins to stay afloat. The Sox handled Parker well in their last meeting and we can only home they can repeat. Colon is still pitching well for an AARP member, and Griffin pitched well in his past (and only) 2 starts. The Sox' offense has to wake up in this series to gain momentum.

How we see it goin' down

I am not confident in the Sox' offense. If they could only score 9 runs in 4 games against the Mariners, what should lead me to believe they will be any better in Oakland? The Red Sox are going to be upset in Oakland, dropping 2-of-3 to the A's.

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