Saturday, June 10, 2006

Games 59 & 60

Update: Game 2 cancelled? At least one game is cancelled. A's ahead 5 - 2 in the bronx, bottom of the 8th.

As usual all statistics were found at the day by day database at Baseball Musings.

Games 59 and 60 are supposed to be today (right now game 59 is in a rain delay). Not for sure if they will be able to get both games in, but I certainly hope that it is an Ernie Banks type of day. First game is the pitching debut of Lester. Will be interesting to see how he does, young touted arms can be good or bad in their debuts. If Lester does get to pitch he will be attempting to become the first Sox pitcher to win his major league debut since Juan Pena on 5/8/1999.

Beckett is scheduled for game 60. He has been very, very good at Fenway this year. In four games he has gone 3 and 0, pitched 25 innings with a 2.16 ERA. His toughest outing was against Toronto on 5/3 (his only non quality start at home), in which he pitched 5 innings, gave up 5 hits, 4 runs (all earned), 3 walks, 2 K’s, and hit two batters. You take out that game and his ERA drops to 0.90 at home.

Lets hope they get both games in and that the Sox can sweep. preview for game 59 is here, game 60 can be found here.
MLB.Com press pass is here.

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