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Game 45: Red Sox (23-21) @ Phillies (26-16)

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Dear Roy Halladay,

If you want to start sucking, today would be a good day to start. Red Sox fans would appreciate that. We know that's difficult for you, but if you could just look deep -- DEEP! -- into your heart, maybe you'll throw a few meatballs over the heart of the plate and let a few Sox crush 'em, huh?

Sincerely,

A Fan Of A Team That Wants/Needs To Win A Series

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On a positive note, at least the Sox have faced Halladay a bunch before. Although Halladay has been a freak in the NL, he's playing a lot of teams that haven't seen him. He's a great pitcher, yes, but the unfamiliarity is a factor, too. With that said, Roy had a 2.79 ERA in four games against the Sox last year.

Here are Roy's stats this year:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Roy Halladay 6-2 9 9 4 2 0 0 71.1 65 16 13 2 10 58 1.64 1.05

Tim Wakefield is on the hill for the Red Sox today:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Tim Wakefield 0-2 9 5 0 0 0 0 40.2 43 25 24 6 9 23 5.31 1.28

The Red Sox lineup:

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
  2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
  3. Victor Martinez C
  4. Kevin Youkilis 1B
  5. J.D. Drew RF
  6. Adrian Beltre 3B
  7. Jeremy Hermida LF
  8. Marco Scutaro SS
  9. Tim Wakefield P

And the Phils:

  1. Shane Victorino CF
  2. Greg Dobbs 3B
  3. Chase Utley 2B
  4. Ryan Howard 1B
  5. Jayson Werth RF
  6. Raul Ibanez LF
  7. Juan Castro SS
  8. Paul Hoover C
  9. Roy Halladay P