If the Red Sox don't watch out, they might have some of us believing that they're a good team.
Except Sean O. Never Sean O.
|2012 - Felix Doubront||8-3||14||14||0||0||0||0||79.1||79||42||38||11||28||85||4.31||1.35|
|2012 - Henderson Alvarez||3-6||14||14||1||1||0||0||90.0||103||47||43||16||20||27||4.30||1.37|
Look, I know his ERA isn't all that bad, and the ability to induce ground balls is a legitimately useful skill to have and all that good stuff.
But this guy has 27 strikeouts in 90 innings. Twenty-seven! After that whole Jair Jurrjens thing, I want no prisoners tonight. This lineup looks ready to shine--regardless of the order it's in--and it would be really nice if the guy with 27 strikeouts didn't turn out the lights 24 hours later.
This game isn't a given. The Jays have good bats. Doubront has been sketchy.
But score some runs.
|BOSTON RED SOX||TORONTO BLUE JAYS|
|Daniel Nava, LF||Brett Lawrie, 3B|
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B||Colby Rasmus, CF|
|David Ortiz, DH||Jose Bautista, RF|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||Kelly Johnson, 2B|
|Will Middlebrooks, 3B||Yunel Escobar, SS|
|Cody Ross, RF||Rajai Davis, LF|
|Ryan Kalish, CF||Ben Francisco, DH|
|Nick Punto, SS||J.P. Arencibia, C|