Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Red Sox 07 Game 77

Wednesday, June 27    Safeco Field  4:35 PM ET

Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP (9-5, 4.01) Red Sox (48-28)


Ryan Feierabend, LHP (1-2, 8.20) Mariners (41-33)
American League
New York363811.03-74331
Tampa Bay334214.54-63045

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From MLB.Com Scouting Report

Red Sox: Matsuzaka is in a groove. He's given up just five runs over his past four outings and despite getting a total of four runs of support, has won his past two starts. Dice-K is 5-3 on the road this season and has already faced the Mariners twice in his fledgling Major League career, posting an 0-1 record and a 7.50 ERA against them.

Mariners: On Friday, in just his fifth Major League start, Feierabend was roughed up by the Reds, allowing nine earned runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings of work, nearly doubling his ERA. He struggled with his command throughout the contest, walking five and yielding two homers. The 21-year-old earned his first big-league win on June 3, allowing four earned runs in 7 1/3 innings against the Rangers.

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

Hitting History vs Opposing Starter
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As you can see there is no history against this guy since he has never faced the Red Sox in his 4 months of service in the Majors. Usually, that means the offense will struggle, but Matsuzaka should be used to that by now.

Historical Pitching Line
Matsuzaka2 0 1 0 12 13 10 0657.51.586.00
Feireabend 000 0000000000

Daisuke has had one outstanding game vs the Mariners but lost when King Felix pitched his 1 hitter earlier this year. The second time he faced the Mariners he got the no decision but walked a ton of players. Look for Daisuke to continue to pitch well. This game will come down to how well the offense does.


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