Friday, July 06, 2007

Red Sox 07 Game 85

Friday, July 6 Comerica Park 7:05 PM ET




J. Tavarez 5-6, 4.39
Andrew Miller 3-2, 3.81
Red Sox53-31

American League
New York404212.04-64636
Tampa Bay335120.00-103252

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From MLB.Com Scouting Report

Red Sox: Tavarez held his own against the Texas Rangers on Sunday at Fenway Park, but received a single run of support in what has become an all-too familiar trend for the Boston rotation. He allowed two runs, only one of them earned, in 5 2/3 innings, but allowed 10 baserunners. He threw 62 of his 106 pitches for strikes.

Tigers: Miller allowed six runs over five innings in his first start against an American League team in an 8-5 loss to the Twins on Saturday. Miller had experienced few problems in his first four starts, with a 3-1 record and 2.70 ERA, all of which came in Interleague Play. While the stats against the Twins may not have looked good, Miller said he felt good that his curveball and changeup have continued to develop into usable pitches to complement his fastball.

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

There is no history for any of these players vs Miller. We know what that usually means.

Historical Pitching Line (Tavarez vs Tigers)
All Games230019 1/3178211133.721.455.33
Starter210010 2/31141843.381.785.33

In his career Miller has appeared in 13 games (5 starts), and has a 4.42 ERA. All of his career wins (3) came against the National league. His WHIP is 1.38 and he averages 5.67 IP's / GS. Not bad numbers but it is definitely influenced by his national league appearances. His lone American league start was against the Twins on 6/30 - going five innings and giving up five earned runs in a loss at Comerica.

The last time Julian faced the Tigers in Detroit he stunk (7/6/2001), going 3 1/3 innings with 9 runs (3 earned) and allowing 7 hits and 4 walks. Surprisingly he had a no decision. Earlier this year (5/17), Julian went 7 innings giving up 1 earned run on 4 hits and 4 walks.

I really think that Julian will have another good game, the question is will the Sox support him with some runs of their own? Will have to see.


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