As usual all statistics were found at the day by day database at Baseball Musings.
Schilling against Lackey in the Series finale. Lackey is 9 and 6 with a 2.89 ERA and Schilling strides to the mound 13 and 3 with a 3.60 ERA. From MLB.com's probable pitchers:
The big right-hander has won his last three starts. The Red Sox are 17-5 when Schilling takes the ball in 2006. At Fenway, he's been masterful, going 8-0 with a 2.71 ERA in nine starts. Lifetime against the Angels, Schilling is 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA.Lifetime Schilling has started 3 games and appeared in a total of 8 games. As a starter he is 3 and 0 with a 2.25 ERA with 3 quality starts (shortest outing 7 2/3 innings) for a total 0f 24 innings pitched in those 3 games. In two of the games (7/13/2001 at Anaheim and 7/18/2004 at Anaheim) the only runs he allowed were off of 3 home runs. The other start was in Boston and went 7 2/3 innings, 9 hits, 3 runs, 0 hrs, 0 BB and 4 K's.
Lackey has made 8 starts against the Sox with a lifetime record of 0 and 4 with a 6.04 ERA. Half of the starts have been quality starts but his record is 0 and 2 in those. Overall, I think it looks like the Sox have his number. Still this year he has pitched quite well and is 4 and 1 in July. Lets hope, that the Ortiz walk off leads to the bats staying awake tomorrow.
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