Friday, July 13, 2007

Red Sox 07 Game 89

Tor@ Bos
S. Marcum4-3, 3.62J. Tavarez5-7, 4.97
Blue Jays43-45Red Sox54-34

Friday, July 13    Fenway Park  7:05 PM ET
American League AL
Boston 54 34- 5-55335
New York 43 43 10.0 6-45036
Toronto 43 45 11.04-64543
Baltimore38 50 16.0 4-64345
Tampa 34 54 20.0 1-93355

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Blue Jays: Marcum is coming off his worst start of the season. He allowed eight runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings against the Indians. The long ball caused him the most trouble, as Cleveland went deep three times for a total of five runs. It was the first outing since June 3 that Marcum did not record a quality start, with his ERA as a starter rising a full run, to 3.02. Marcum is 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA in six career outings against the Red Sox.

Red Sox: Tavarez had his worst outing as a Red Sox starter, giving up eight runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a 9-2 loss to the Tigers on July 6, his final start before the break. It was the most runs Tavarez had given up since he allowed 10 runs with the Marlins in 2002. Tavarez said he was looking forward to getting some rest and spending time with his son during the All-Star break. He is 2-3 with a 4.57 ERA in 21 career games against the Blue Jays.

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
J.D. Drew2 0 0 00011.000
D. Pedroia2 0 0 00000.000
D. Ortiz4 0 0 00013.000
M. Ramirez3 1 0 01211.333
K. Youkilis5 1 0 0 0003.200
M. Lowell51100100.200
J. Varitek42000000.500
C. Crisp2 0000001.000
J. Lugo10000000.000
Totals28510133 9 .179

28 at bats does not make a season, but this guy has done very well against the Sox batters and he has been the Jays equivalent of Tim Wakefield, no run support. Now having said that this line up has a potential of creating havoc. The first six all have good OBA and can hit the ball. Tonight they make Marcum hit the shower by the sixth.

Historical Pitching Lines
S. Marcum 1110159316151.801.008.00
J. Tavarez523043 1/35022614194.571.484.87

Marcum has pitched six times against the Sox, with his best game being his start last year at Toronto where he went eight innings of two hit ball. Still he has a good record vs the Sox, but I like the way the bats came out of the closet last night, lets hope that continues tonight.

Julian as a starter in Boston has faced the Jays four times with his 4/24/2007 outing being his worst. This year he has pitched 10 inning and allowed 9 runs and 25 hits and 1 walk. Both of his starts this year were early in the season so, I look for him to improve on these numbers.


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