Saturday, July 07, 2007

Red Sox 07 Game 86

Saturday, July 6    Comerica Park  7:05 PM ET

Bos@ Det
K. Gabbard5-6, 4.39
J. Bonderman 3-2, 3.81
Red Sox53-32

American League
Boston53 32-5-55233
Toronto42 43 11.0 4-64441
New York 41 42 11.05-54736
Baltimore 37 48 16.05-54144
Tampa34 5119.0 1-93253

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Red Sox: Gabbard couldn't make it out of the sixth on Monday against the Rangers, but he was otherwise effective in a game in which he received seven runs of support. The second-year lefty struck out five, allowing three earned runs over 5 2/3 frames and earned his second win of the season. He has never faced Detroit.

Tigers: Bonderman will know his fate in the All-Star Final Vote a couple days before he takes the mound for his final start before the break. He followed up his first loss of the season by tossing eight scoreless innings last Sunday night in a nationally televised duel with Minnesota's Scott Baker, earning the win in a 1-0 victory. He's 3-4 in his career against the Red Sox, but had two quality starts against them last year while striking out 14 batters over 15 1/3 combined innings.

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

Sox Batting vs Bonderman
J.D. Drew31 0 10 0 1 2 .333
D. Pedroia00000 0 0 0 .000
D. Ortiz192000 2 3 4 .105
M. Ramirez135101 2 2 2 .385
K. Youkilis9 0000 0 2 5 .000
M. Lowell6 0000 0 0 1 .000
J. Varitek9 11000 3 4 .111
C. Crisp38 93014 4 2.237
J. Lugo11 30001 0 5 .273
Totals108 215129 15 25 .194

Since Youkilis is probably sitting this game out he won't have a chance to improve his anemic numbers vs Bonderman. Although Hinske only has one hit in ten at bats vs Jeremy. Of course Hinske's hit was a home run!

Lugo and Cora have almost the same identical stats with Cora striking out less and having a triple. So, don't be surprised to see Cora in the game with his .273 average.

The best stats are by Manny so hopefully he does well today. Of course if I had my way, I would sit big Papi and his .105 average and DH Manny while playing (god, I can't believe I'm saying this), Wily Mo in left.

Wily Mo is 3 for 2 with a double and no strike outs vs the guy, so he might not be a bad choice today. Mirabelli also has better numbers than Varitek (2 / 8).

I wouldn't be surprised to see either or both in the line up today. With the schedule fast approaching the all star break, Tito just might give Papi and Varitek the day off, but we will have to see.

Pitching Stats for Bonderman (since Kason has no history)
Overall8 340475026219324.981.475.88
At Home 4 31025 2512013184.32 1.386.25

Jeremy has faced the Sox twice every year since 2003. In his last 4 starts he is 3 and 0 with a 3.58 ERA in 27 2/3 innings. His no decision was August 8, of last year. Even that was a good start though as he went 7 2/3 innings only allowing 2 earned runs. The Sox are 40 and 20 against right handers and 25 and 18 on the road, so they have a good chance to do some damage tonight.



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