Wednesday, July 22, 2009

2009 Red Sox Game 94 Preview

Buchholz vs Nippert, 3 game of this series and the Sox have sucked. Time to turn this boat around boys. 8:05 be there or ...

Scouting Report:
Red Sox: Buchholz replaces Tim Wakefield, who was placed on the disabled list with a strained lower back. This is Buchholz's second stint with the Red Sox in less than a week. He started against the Blue Jays on July 17 and beat them, 4-1, in Toronto. He allowed one run on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. Buchholz is 7-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 17 games, including 16 starts, at Triple-A Pawtucket. He is 6-10 with a 5.35 ERA in 21 career Major League games, including 19 starts. He threw six scoreless innings in an 8-3 victory over the Rangers in his only start against them on April 21, 2008.

Rangers: Nippert replaces Vicente Padilla, who was scratched because of the flu. Nippert earned his first victory with two scoreless innings in relief in a 5-3 victory in 12 innings over the Twins on Sunday. He has a 7.36 ERA in two starts for the Rangers this year and is 3-5 with a 6.75 ERA in 13 career starts. He is 0-1 with an 11.05 ERA in three relief appearances against the Red Sox in his career.

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