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OT: Sox @ A's: Can Schill Avoid The Sweep?

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Dr. Curtly (5-2, 3.91 ERA, 1.382 WHIP)

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Joe Blanton (5-3, 3.81 ERA, 1.125 WHIP)

Sox Lineup

  1. Lugo, SS
  2. Youks, 1B
  3. Papi, DH
  4. "Being", LF
  5. Drew, RF
  6. Lowell, 3B
  7. 'Tek, C
  8. Cora, 2B
  9. Crisp, CF
A's Lineup
  1. Stewart, LF
  2. Ellis, 2B
  3. Swisher, RF
  4. Chavez, 3B
  5. Cust, DH
  6. Johnson, 1B
  7. Scutaro, SS
  8. Kotsay, CF
  9. Kendall, C
Key Matchups for the Sox:
  • Lugo is 5 for 14, and 2 2B against Blanton
  • Manny is 4 for 6 with 2 BB against Blanton
  • Everyone else: Not good.
Key Matchups for the A's:
  • Ellis is 5 for 14 with a 2B, 3B, HR and a BB against the big Schill
  • Kotsay has a LOT of experience against the Schillster. 77 PAs, 22 hits, 3 BB, 5 XBHs.
  • So does Kendall: 71 PAs, 21 hits, 7 XBHs, 3 BB