Hey, look, a game with a pitching matchup that actually favors the Sox!
Jon Lester will take the mound for the first time since the All-Star break and try and help the Sox to salvage a split from this series that started so poorly.
|2010 - Jon Lester||11-3||18||18||2||0||0||0||120.0||87||38||37||6||44||124||2.77||1.09|
Opposing him will be C.J. Wilson, who fits the profile of a guy getting big help from his defense more than that of a dominating pitcher.
|2010 - C.J. Wilson||7-5||18||18||2||0||0||0||113.0||86||48||42||7||55||82||3.35||1.25|
The Sox again field only five regulars today in the lineup, with Drew sitting against the lefty.
Texas Rangers @ Boston Red Sox
07/18/10 1:35 PM EDT
|Texas Rangers||Boston Red Sox|
|Elvis Andrus - SS||Marco Scutaro - SS|
|Michael Young - 3B||Darnell McDonald - RF|
|Ian Kinsler - 2B||David Ortiz - DH|
|Vladimir Guerrero - LF||Kevin Youkilis - 1B|
|Josh Hamilton - DH||Adrian Beltre - 3B|
|Nelson Cruz - RF||Mike Cameron - CF|
|Chris Davis - 1B||Bill Hall - 2B|
|Matt Treanor - C||Daniel Nava - LF|
|Julio Borbon - CF||Dusty Brown - C|
This is a winnable game. Can't let the split get away from us now. Go Sox!