clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Open Thread: 8.05.07 @ Seattle

BOS Beckett (13-5, 3.41) SEA Batista (11-7, 4.23) Red Sox Lineup: -TBA Mariners Lineup: -TBA
Josh Beckett is 1-3 since the All-Star break, but he is actually pitching better so far in the second half than he did in the first half. Beckett's second half ERA is 3.30 with 31 SO in 30 innings pitched. Batters are hitting only .216 against him. In the first half, Beckett had a 3.44 ERA with 92 K in 102 innings with batters hitting .241. Moral of the story: get some offense behind Beckett and we'll win more games.

Hopefully lefties will litter the Sox lineup this afternoon. Lefties are hitting .300 against Miguel Batista in 271 plate appearances. He's been strong in the second half this season, going 3-0 with a 2.92 ERA.