Monday, August 06, 2007

Red Sox 07 Game 112

Bos@ Ana
C. Schilling6-4, 4.20J. Weaver8-5, 4.00
Red Sox68-43Angels64-46

Monday, August 6    Angel Stadium of Anaheim ✠ 10:05 PM ET
American League
EastWLGBL 101 R W1 R LX WX L
New York61507.06-49156843

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Red Sox: After a dominant rehab stint for Triple-A Pawtucket, Schilling is ready to make his first start for the Red Sox since June 18. In three Minor League starts, Schilling didn't give up a run over 15 innings. He struck out 18 without issuing a walk.

Angels: Weaver fought his command in one of his roughest starts of the season in Seattle on Wednesday night, surrendering six earned runs on 12 hits and one walk in six innings. He struck out only one hitter, and his stuff was not as explosive as he needs it to be. It was the second straight time Weaver had yielded six earned runs, and he has surrendered 23 hits in his past 11 1/3 innings. Weaver is 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA in two career outings against the Red Sox.

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

Hitting History vs Weaver
D. Pedroia30000001.000
K. Youkilis72000000.286
D. Ortiz54001310.800
M. Ramirez10000110.000
J.D. Drew00000000.000
M. Lowell41000011.250
J. Varitek31100000.333
C. Crisp60000002.000
J. Lugo31001101.333

With the limited amount that these guys have faced Weaver, they have a pretty good average and do hit with some power. Maybe its a Weaver thing, but they don't seem to have had much trouble against this guy. In fact his first major league loss was against this team.

As far as the bench players go, well the are 0 for 8 with 4 K's. Don't look for Tito to be switching with any of the starters.

Historical Pitching Lines

Schilling 551042401363322.791.027.40
Weaver201012 2/311413102.841.116.33

Both times that Weaver has faced the Sox he has went at least six innings and both starts were quality starts. This is one tough young pitcher but he has never beaten the Sox.

Schilling's stats include five relief appearances. As a starter Curt is 4 and 1 with a 2.92 ERA in 37 innings. His WHIP is .92 and four of the five starts were quality starts. This should be a good pitching match up tonight!

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