Red Sox vs. Tigers Matchups, 8/12
|08.12.09 at 2:30 pm ET|
After last night’s fiery fling at the Fens, the Red Sox still have two more games to play against the Detroit Tigers. The Red Sox bats came alive after the fracas as the team received a trio of home runs courtesy of Jason Bay and Mike Lowell last night.
Tonight’s scheduled starter for the Tigers, Armando Galarraga, left last night’s game for the team hotel after feeling a little under the weather. The Tigers hurler will look for a remedy for his 6-10 record and 5.23 ERA against a recently potent Red Sox offense.
Here’s how the Red Sox have fared against Galarraga in the past:
Victor Martinez (13 plate appearances) .111 BA/.308 OBP/.111 SLG.
Casey Kotchman (9) .286/.444/.714 (1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB)
Jacoby Ellsbury (6) .333/.333/.333
Mike Lowell (6) .333/.333/.333
David Ortiz (6) .333/.333./.500
Kevin Youkilis (6) .600/.667/1.800 (2 HR, 3 RBI)
J.D. Drew (5) .200/.200/.800 (1 HR, 2 RBI)
Jason Varitek (5) .000/.200/.000 (BB, 2 K)
Jason Bay (3) .000/.300/.000
Nick Green (3) .333/.333/.667
Dustin Pedroia (3) .333/.333/.333
Galarraga has yet to face Chris Woodward and Josh Reddick.
In additon to the fighting and hitting heroics last night, the Red Sox saw rookie righthander Junichi Tazawa have great success against a very good offensive lineup from the Motor City. Tonight the Red Sox hand the ball over to their ace, Josh Beckett.
Beckett has been close to impossible for opposing hitters to figure out after a rough first month of the season. Despite pitching brilliantly on Friday night, tossing seven innings of shutout baseball, he garnered a no-decision in the 15-inning fiasco in the Bronx.
Here’s how the Tiger hitters have historically fared against Beckett:
Placido Polanco (26) .190/.346/.238
Adam Everett (12) .250/.250/.583 (HR, RBI)
Curtis Granderson (11) .182/.182/.384 (3B, 7 K)
Brandon Inge (9) .333/.333/.556
Magglio Ordonez (9) .143/.333/.143
Gerald Laird (7) .167/.286/.167
Miguel Cabrera (6) .000/.000/.000
Carlos Guillen (6) .200/.333/.200
Clete Thomas (4) .000/.000/.000
Ramon Santiago (3) .333/.333/.333
Marcus Thames (3) .333/.333/.333
Beckett has yet to face Alex Avila and Ryan Raburn.
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