Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Red Sox 07 Post Season AL Division Series Game 1

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J. Lackey0-0, 0.00J. Beckett0-0, 0.00
Angels0-0Red Sox0-0

Wednesday, October, 3      Fenway Park  ✠ 6:37 PM ET
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Angels: You want big-game pedigree? In John Lackey's rookie season, he started -- and won -- Game 7 of the 2002 World Series. Since then, he's blossomed into one of the best pitchers in baseball, and there can be no better choice to start Game 1 of the ALDS for the Halos. The 6-foot-6 right-hander did struggle against the Red Sox this year, however, losing both of his starts while allowing nine runs in 9 2/3 innings.

Red Sox: Quite simply, the ace right-hander is in the midst of the best season of his career. Beckett has been a force all year long, producing his first 20-win season in the process. The 194 strikeouts are a career high and the 40 walks are Beckett's fewest for a full season. After giving up 36 homers in 2006, Beckett allowed just 17 this year. Beckett pitched well in his two starts against the Angels this season, going 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA and striking out 13 over 13 innings. In his career against the Angels, Beckett is 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA. In 17 Fenway starts this season, Beckett is 9-5 with a 4.17 ERA. Beckett's only previous postseason experience was memorable, as he helped guide the Marlins to the 2003 World Series championship by posting a 2.11 ERA in six outings that October.

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

Hitting History vs Lackey
D. Pedroia62100000.333
K. Youkilis103000002.300
D. Ortiz2911312948.379
M. Ramirez23103041174.435
M. Lowell123000104.250
J. D. Drew115110113.455
J. Varitek185300238.278
C. Crisp224002224.182
J. Lugo184100024.222

Historical Pitching Lines
Lackey 1116060 1/390421026486.271.925.48
Beckett 42002519618222.161.086.25

This Years Pitching Lines
Lackey 20209 2/32092198.382.174.83
Beckett 21001311212131.381.006.5

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