Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 8/17/12

First Pitch: Friday 7:05, Saturday 4:05, Sunday 8:00

Arms: Friday: Franklin Morales, LHP (3-3, 3.29 ERA) vs. Phil Hughes, RHP (11-10, 4.44 ERA) 

Saturday: Jon Lester, LHP (6-10, 5.20 ERA) vs. David Phelps, RHP (3-3, 2.53 ERA)

Sunday: Josh Beckett, RHP (5-10, 5.19 ERA) vs. Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (11-8, 3.06 ERA)

                            Yard: Yankee Stadium    Watch it:  NESN/FOX/ESPN    Hear it:  WEEI The Matchup

   


Record: 58-61 (4th AL East) Record: 70-48 (1st AL East) On road: 29-27
At home: 37-23
Streak: Won 1
Streak: Lost 1
    Leaders at the plate
 Leaders at the plate
Average: Podsednik (.384)
Average: Jeter (.320)
Homers: Saltalamacchia (20)
Homers: Granderson (30)
RBI: Gonzalez (82)
RBI: Teixeira (78)
Leaders on the mound
Leaders on the mound Wins: Buchholz (11) Wins: Sabathia (12)
ERA: Morales (3.29) | Mortensen (1.59) ERA: Phelps (2.53) | Soriano (1.71)
K's: Lester (129) K's: Sabathia (140)
Last time

The last signs of a comeback came in New York at the end of July. The Red Sox went into New York one game under .500 and got crushed in game 1, 10-3. The Sox fought back and took games 2 and 3 by the scores of 8-6 and 3-2 respectively. Adrian Gonzalez exploded in game 2, going 3-for-5, with a 3-run HR and 4 RBI. After that effort, the Red Sox still left the series in 9.5 games back and 5th place in the division.

This time

Laser Show: Adrian Gonzalez

Scott called for Gonzo to get hot before the last Yankees/Red Sox meeting and he couldn't be more right. Gonzo can take advantage of the 200ft. left field fence and make the Yankees his ***** again.
Pitch Around: Russell Martin 

Martin's last offensive explosion against the Sox was most likely a fluke. Well, 3-for-8 may not have been an explosion, but 2 homers and 4 RBI is not a typical series for him. The Sox can't sleep on Martin at the bottom of the lineup

Don't Fall Behind: Hiroki Kuroda 

Kuroda pitched very well against the Sox in their last meeting, scattering 7 hits and surrendering 2 runs in 8 innings.  Hiroki is coming off of a complete game 2-hitter against the Rangers, and you know he is feeling pretty damn good about it. The Sox need to work long counts to prevent him from working into a groove.

How we see it goin' down

There is not much left in the tank, but the Sox are always good for winning at least one game in a series. The Yankees will do to the Red Sox as everyone else has and take 2 out of 3.

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