Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 4/30/13
First Pitch: Tuesday 7:07, Wednesday 7:07, Thursday 7:07 Arms: Tuesday: Jon Lester, LHP (4-0, 2.27 ERA)  vs. Brandon Morrow, RHP (0-2, 5.27 ERA) Wednesday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (5-0, 1.19 ERA) vs. Mark Buehrle, LHP (1-1, 6.35 ERA)   Thursday: Ryan Dempster, RHP (1-2, 3.30 ERA) vs. Josh Johnson, RHP (0-1, 6.86 ERA)                                   Yard: Rogers Centre   Watch it: NESN   Hear it:  WEEI The Matchup     Record: 18-7 (1st AL East) Record: 9-17 (Last AL East) On road: 7-2 At home: 5-8 Streak: W5 Streak: L4     Leaders at the plate  Leaders at the plate Average: Ortiz (.516) Average: Davis (.267) Homers: Middlebrooks (6) Homers: Arencibia (8) RBI: Napoli (27) RBI: Encarnacion (16) Leaders on the mound Leaders on the mound  Wins: Buchholz (5) Wins: Dickey/Happ (2) ERA: Buchholz (1.19) | Wilson (0.00) ERA: Happ (3.86) | Janssen (1.13) K's: Dempster (43) K's: Dickey (28) Last time The Sox took games 1 and 3 of the second series of this season. Game 2 consisted of the John Lackey arm injury, which led to a Sox shutout loss. The Sox rebounded nicely in game 3 with the huge 13-0 pounding of the Blue Jays to close out the first meeting of the season between our Canadian rival. This time Laser Show: David Ortiz David Ortiz has some great career numbers in Toronto. Outside of Fenway, the Rogers Centre has seen the most David Ortiz homers of any opponent (30). Big Papi has also driven in 82 runs and hit 28 double in Toronto, more than any other park other than Fenway and the Metrodome. It is safe to say that Ortiz likes to play in Toronto, and when you throw in his performance to start his season, it is looking like Ortiz will continue his tear. Pitch Around: J.P. Arencibia Mediocre average with great power. Arencibia swings at a lot and, in turn, strikes out a lot. J.P. has struck out 37 times this season, good for 3rd in the majors. As long as Sox' pitching can stay ahead in the count, they will have no problem containing Arencibia. Don't Fall Behind: No One I would normally say Mark Buehrle, but he sucks along with the rest of the staff this season. The Sox have lucked out for the second straight series, getting sub-par opponent pitching. The Sox have a huge advantage on the mound and should have little issues at the plate. How we see it goin' down I doubt the Sox will have any issues with the Jays in the series. Game 2 will be overshadowed by game 1 of the Bruins -  Maple Leafs series, and that will likely be the best pitching matchup. The Red Sox will come out of this series with another sweep and set a new team record for wins in April with a win tonight. This should be a fun series for Red Sox fans.
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