Monday, May 22, 2006

Game 42 - Yankees game 5

UPDATE: Put another win in the column. Schilling goes 8 innings on less than 100 pitches and the Sox got to Wang in the 3rd for 4 runs to start the offense rolling. The only excitement came in the ninth when Foulke got hammered for 4 runs before getting the final out. Makes the Sox 4 and 1 against the Yanks this year. box score here.

Game 1 of a 3 game series at Fenway starts tonight. This is the 5th game of 19 games versus the Yankees this year. Since 2003 the Red Sox have a 32-29 record (regular season), Boston Starters are 9 and 10 in thirty games at Fenway during that period with a 5.46 ERA, and the overall record is 17 and 13 with a team ERA of 4.70.

Schilling has started 5 games with the Red Sox against the Yankees with a 4 and 2 record overall (3 and 1 at home) with a 4.75 ERA at Fenway (4.98 all starts). Including 2 relief appearances with the Sox Schilling is 4 and 3 with a 5.16 ERA. Schilling has 4 quality starts against the Yankees (3 at home) and is 4 and 0 in all of those games.

This year so far Schilling is 3 and 0 at Fenway with a 2.14 ERA ( He has not made any starts against the Yankees at Fenway but is 0 and 1 after his last start against the Yankees this year. This is the only loss the Sox have against the Yankees.


Though he won his last start, Schilling has been in a slump of late. After giving up four homers over his first seven outings, he has given up six longballs in his last two starts. This is Schilling's second start of the season against the Yankees. In the first one, he was the losing pitcher, giving up eight hits and six runs over five innings. Schilling has been dominant at Fenway this season, going 3-0 with a 2.14 ERA in three starts.

Wang has 2 starts at Boston, one this year and one last year. His overall record is 0 and 1 with a 4.41 ERA, at Fenway he is 0 and 1 with a 4.63 ERA. Ironically his loss came in his only quality start against the Sox last year.

Wang has been terrific in his last two outings, allowing just three runs (two earned) in 16 innings against Oakland and Texas. The right-hander has had his sinker and slider working, inducing an incredible number of groundball outs for New York. A winner of three straight starts, Wang will be looking to improve on his five-inning, three-run outing against the Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 1. preview here.
All stats created with help from the day by day database Baseball Musings.

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