Saturday, June 09, 2007

Red Sox 07 Game 61

Saturday, June 9    Chase Field  9:40 PM ET

Julian Tavarez, RHP (3-4, 5.33)

Red Sox (39-21)


Micah Owings, RHP (4-1, 3.86)

Diamondbacks (36-26)

New York283110.57-33326
Tampa Bay263312.55-52336

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From MLB.Com Scouting Report

Red Sox: Tavarez has lasted 5 2/3 innings in each of his past three starts. He gave up nine hits to the Oakland A's on Monday night, just one shy of his season-high. Tavarez has allowed nine runs over 17 innings following his best outing of the season on May 17, when he gave up one run on four hits in seven innings in beating the Detroit Tigers.

D-Backs: Owings has not started since May 29, when he faced the Phillies in Philadelphia. The right-hander didn't have his best stuff in that game, but still allowed just one run on seven hits over five innings. Owings has twice been skipped when the team has had off-days, but it's not performance based, as he has given them more than they could have expected heading into Spring Training. Owings has lived up to his Minor League reputation of finding a way to win. Last year he was a combined 16-2 at Double-A and Triple-A.

As usual all statistics were found at the day by day database at Baseball Musings and this year at Baseball Reference.

Expected Batters vs opposing starter

There is no history vs this rookie starting pitcher. This can be good or bad, depending on how the bats respond to last nights game. Hopefully there is no hang over and they will continue to swing the bats well.

Historical Pitching line

Julian has faced the Diamondbacks 14 times, mainly as a reliever. In two starts he went 6 innings with 3 runs and 3 innings with 5 runs. Those two starts he gave up a total of 8 hits (1 home run) and 4 walks for a WHIP of 1.33. That is not bad as a starter.

However, with this young Arizona team it will probably have no bearing on today's game.

Sox record on Saturday's 6 and 4, while Sunday's record is 7 and 1.


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