Friday’s Red Sox-Yankees matchups: Felix Doubront vs. Andy Pettitte
|09.06.13 at 9:28 am ET|
Following Thursday’s dramatic series opener in which the Red Sox captured a 9-8 victory in 10 innings, the Sox and Yankees will face off again Friday night, with Felix Doubront taking the mound for the Sox opposite fellow southpaw Andy Pettitte.
Doubront (10-6, 3.89 ERA) will be looking for redemption after putting forth arguably his worst performance of the year against New York (and Pettitte) on Aug. 16, as he lasted only four innings, surrendering seven runs and eight hits in a 10-3 Boston loss.
Doubront rebounded in his next two starts, earning wins against both the Giants and Orioles, allowing only three earned runs in 14 2/3 innings.
In his last start, Doubront put together a subpar performance against the White Sox on Sunday, as he only pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed four earned runs and seven hits. At 90 pitches in the fourth inning, Doubront was forced out of the game early in what was an eventual 7-6 Red Sox victory.
“I have no words. For myself, I’m moving forward,” Doubront said after the game. “Moving forward and looking toward the next start. Like I always say, this game is over. This game is in the past.
In his career against New York, Doubront is 3-2 with a 3.33 ERA in seven starts. His last start against the Yankees bloated Doubront’s numbers against them, as he only allowed 11 earned runs in 42 innings in his previous appearances against New York.
Now in his 14th year with New York, the 41-year-old Pettitte (10-9, 4.01 ERA) has once again put together a solid season, and has stepped up his play in a major way over the last month.
After allowing seven earned runs over just 2 2/3 innings against the White Sox on Aug. 5, the veteran has been magnificent, only allowing four earned runs over his last 30 innings. Unfortunately for the Red Sox, they ran into Pettitte during this great stretch, as he didn’t allow any earned runs over 6 2/3 innings in that Aug. 16 game.
In his lengthy career against the Red Sox, Pettitte is 20-11 with a 3.76 ERA in 40 career starts.
Red Sox vs. Pettitte (LHP)
David Ortiz (72 plate appearances): .371 BA/.431 OBP/.548 SLG, 8 doubles, 12 RBIs
Dustin Pedroia (50): .229/.260/.313, 4 doubles, 6 RBIs
Jacoby Ellsbury (33): .333/.375/.467, 1 home run, 7 RBIs
Jonny Gomes (33): .355/.333/.613, 2 home runs, 11 strikeouts
John McDonald (29): .308/.333/.500, 1 home run, 4 RBIs
Mike Napoli (23): .368/.478/.421, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts
Shane Victorino (19): .333/.368/.500, 1 home run, RBIs
David Ross (18): .333/.444/.533, 1 double, 1 triple
Stephen Drew (12): .333/.333/.500, 2 doubles, 3 strikeout
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (9): .111/.111/.111, 1 single, 4 strikeouts
Jake Peavy (6): .167/.167/.167, 3 strikeouts
Will Middlebrooks (5): .600/.600/.600, 3 singles
Mike Carp (3): .000/.000/.000
Daniel Nava (3): .333/.333/.333, 1 RBI, 1 strikeout
Brandon Snyder (2): .000/.000/.000
Quintin Berry, Xander Bogaerts and Ryan Lavarnway have not faced Pettitte.
Yankees vs. Doubront (LHP)
Robinson Cano (23 plate appearances): .111 BA/.304 OBP/.111 SLG, 5 walks, 5 strikeouts
Curtis Granderson (14): .154/.214/.385, 1 home run, 9 strikeouts
Mark Reynolds (14): .154/.214/.385, 1 home run, 6 strikeouts
Ichiro Suzuki (14): .154/.143/.154, 2 hits, 1 RBI
Derek Jeter (13): .154/.154/.154, 2 singles, 2 RBIs
Brett Gardner (12): .100/.250/.100, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts
Eduardo Nunez (10): .500/.556/.875, 1 double, 1 triple
Vernon Wells (9): .286/.444/.286, 2 hits, 3 strikeouts
Alex Rodriguez (8): .375/.375/.375, 3 singles, 1 strikeout
Chris Stewart (6): .250/.333/.500, 1 double, 2 RBIs
Lyle Overbay (4): .250/.250/.500, 1 double
David Adams (3): .667/.667/.667, 2 singles
Alfonso Soriano (3): .667/.667/1.667, 1 home run, 4 RBIs
Austin Romine (1): .000/.000/.000
J.R. Murphy has not faced Doubront.
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