Originally written on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 8/31/12

First Pitch: Friday 10:05, Saturday 9:05, Sunday 4:05

Arms: Friday: Aaron Cook, RHP (3-7, 4.76 ERA) vs. Brandon McCarthy, RHP (7-5, 3.12 ERA) 

Saturday: Felix Doubront, LHP (10-6, 4.79 ERA) vs. Brett Anderson, LHP (2-0, 0.64 ERA)

Sunday: Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP (1-3, 5.10 ERA) vs. Tommy Milone, LHP (11-9, 3.73 ERA)

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


Record: 62-70 (4th AL East) Record: 73-57 (2nd AL West) On road: 30-32
At home: 39-27
Streak: Lost 3
Streak: Won 6
   Leaders at the plate
 Leaders at the plate
Average: Loney (.412)
Average: Cespedes (.299)
Homers: Saltalamacchia (22)
Homers: Reddick (27)
RBI: Ross (67)
RBI: Reddick (69)
Leaders on the mound
Leaders on the mound Wins: Buchholz (11) Wins: Milone (11)
ERA: Morales (3.77) | Bailey (1.69) ERA: Anderson (0.64) | Neshek (2.21)
K's: Lester (141) K's: Milone (117)
Last time

The Red Sox were swept by the A's in early July. The A's hit 4 homers in the series and they were all by former Red Sox (Moss, Reddick, Crisp). I don't think you want to know any more.

This time

Laser Show: Dustin Pedroia

Pedey is due for a big series, not that it will make a difference, because the pitching staff will find a way to screw it up. 
Pitch Around: Josh Reddick
Josh Reddick makes the trade for Andrew Bailey look worse for the Red Sox with every passing day. Not only that, Reddick has hit 2 homers and driven in 5 against the Sox this season. It's the equivalent of kicking Ben, or Larry, in the balls.

Don't Fall Behind: Brett Anderson

Since making his season debut almost 2 weeks ago, Anderson has been shutting the opposition down. Anderson has only given up 1 run on 6 hits in 14 innings of work. He can rack up a good amount of strikeouts and get ahead of batters very quickly. The Sox are going to have a lot of trouble with him.

How we see it goin' down

The Sox are just...not good, and the A's have been rolling since sweeping the Sox in the 4th of July series. This will not work out well for the Sox and we are likely looking at another sweep. Does anybody watch them anymore?

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