Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Game 93 - Kansas City 3rd of 9

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

Beckett against All Star Pitcher Mark Redman today. This will be Beckett's 20th start of the year. In 19 starts he has 11 quality starts and the team record is 12 and 7. Out of 8 starts at home he has had 5 quality starts, all of them wins. His only loss of course was his last one against the A's in which he just stunk, giving up 7 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. Even with this stinker though his ERA at home is still a respectable 3.58. The question with Beckett is which pitcher shows up. Troubling trend is that his last 3 games he is 1 and 2 with a 7.79 ERA.

Redman has started 8 games against the Sox in his career. Overall he is 1 and 7 with a 9.32 ERA and the only win was a quality start (his only one vs. Sox) back in 2002 when he was playing with Detroit. At boston his numbers are actually worse having started 4 games, losing 3 of them with a 10.00 ERA. In his last 3 games he is 1 and 0 with a 5.00 ERA.

What I expect is for the competitor in Beckett to emerge in which he says to Lester, hey kid, watch this as I go out and no hit these boys. Ok, Ok, thats what I hope happens. I honestly think that he will go out and give up 2 or 3 runs, which the way this team is sucking at the plate on this homestand means that he could easily lose this game. Still, you have to like the match up. preview is here.
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