Saturday, June 21, 2008

Red Sox 2008 Game 77 Preview

Stl@ Bos
M. Boggs1-0, 5.56D. Matsuzaka8-0, 2.53
Cardinals43-32Red Sox46-30

Saturday, June 21      Fenway Park  ✠ 3:55 p.m. ET

American League
EastWLGBL 101 R W1 R LX WX L
Tampa Bay43301.56-41284033
New York40345.08-21393935

ESPN.Com Preview .
Yahoo's Preview .
ESPN.Com after the game Recap.
MLB.Com Press Pass
From MLB.Com Scouting Report

Cardinals: In his first big league start, Boggs acquitted himself nicely, but in game No. 2 it was a bit rocky. Against a potent offense in its friendly home park, Boggs will be doing well if he simply keeps his team in the ballgame.

Red Sox: The right-hander makes his first start since May 27 after suffering a mild strain of his rotator cuff. Matsuzaka did make a rehab outing for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, allowing three hits and two runs over five innings. He walked one and struck out five. Before the injury, Matsuzaka was off to a terrific start. Over 64 innings, he allowed just 45 hits while striking out 55. In Matsuzaka's first 43 Major League starts, he is 23-12 with a 3.95 ERA. This will be his first career appearance against the Cardinals.

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

No batters etc since neither pitcher has faced each other's teams. After last nights debacle of errors, stranding runners, etc. Would be nice to see this team come out swinging the bats well.

♊ - Well, let's hope we get some funny hats too.

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