Monday, May 22, 2006

Game 43 - Yankees game 6

Wakefield vs Wright in game 2 of this 3 game series. Pulling data from Baseball Musings I see that Timmy has started 13 games for the BoSox at Fenway against the Yankees with 4 wins and 7 losses and a 5.18 ERA in those starts. Since 2003 Wake is 2 and 4 at home in these games. 6 of his 13 starts have been quality starts with a 2 and 0 record in those games.

Overall Wake has appeared in 41 games vs the Yankees and has a 9 and 12 record with 1 save. The ERA for these games is 4.47 during that time.


Wakefield suffered a loss in his last start, giving up eight hits and four runs over seven innings. He is 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA in two starts against the Yankees this season. Wakefield is 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in his first four starts of May. He was the winning pitcher in a 5-3 win over the Yankees on May 11, and is 2-4 with a 4.19 ERA in eight starts in the series the last two seasons.

Jaret Wright has started 2 games at Boston as a Yankee with a 1 and 1 record and a 5.40 ERA. Adittionally he has started 3 other games as an Indian with no decisions in those games. His overall ERA at Fenway is 5.92 in those starts. 1 start was a quality start with the a no decision in that start. Besides the 5 games he has started at Fenway he has also started 4 other games vs the Sox as an Indian (3 games) and a Brave. His overall record is 1 and 4 with a 7.30 ERA in these 9 games.


Wright looks to follow up a solid outing against the Rangers, in which he threw six scoreless innings before allowing three runs in the seventh. Wright went 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in two starts against the Red Sox last season, and he is 2-1 with a 6.23 ERA against Boston in his career preview here.


Tim Wakefield (3-5, 4.17) will face the Yankees for the third time this season. He did not get a decision in Boston's 7-3 win here but improved to 9-12 lifetime against New York by pitching six strong innings May 11 at Yankee Stadium.

Some interesting information was found at the press release for the Red Sox on David Ortiz.

102 Rbi in 100 games
David Ortiz drove in 3 runs on Monday tying Chicago’s Jim Thome for the American League lead with 41 RBI. It also gave Ortiz 102 RBI in his last 100 games beginning July 31, 2005, the most of any major league player in that span. Ortiz also tops the majors with 37 homers in this period:

David Ortiz10037102
Albert Pujols1013587
Ryan Howard943077
Alex Rodriguez1033081
Troy Glaus952970
Travis Hafner962884
Andruw Jones*1012891
Paul Konerko1022873

*Matt Holliday is tied with Jones for 2nd with 91 RBI in that span.

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