Wow, those records are a lot closer than I thought.
Things are bad, bad, bad right now in Beantown. The Sox are staring at a five game wild card deficit with the trade deadline coming up, and really can't afford to keep dropping games. If they want to avoid doing that tonight, they'll have to see Clay Buchholz get back on track tonight in his second start off the DL.
|2010 - Clay Buchholz||10-5||16||16||1||1||0||0||96.0||83||36||30||5||41||66||2.81||1.29|
They'll also have to hit unlucky ace and the newest Angel, Dan Haren.
|2010 - Dan Haren||7-8||23||21||1||0||0||0||141.0||161||79||72||23||29||141||4.60||1.35|
They'll have some help in doing that tonight, though. This lineup looks a lot better with Victor Martinez in it:
07/26/10 10:05 PM EDT
|Boston Red Sox||Los Angeles Angels|
|Marco Scutaro - SS||Erick Aybar - SS|
|J.D. Drew - RF||Maicer Izturis - 2B|
|Kevin Youkilis - 1B||Bobby Abreu - RF|
|David Ortiz - DH||Torii Hunter - CF|
|Adrian Beltre - 3B||Hideki Matsui - DH|
|Victor Martinez - C||Alberto Callaspo - 3B|
|Jed Lowrie - 2B||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Mike Cameron - CF||Juan Rivera - LF|
|Jeremy Hermida - LF||Jeff Mathis - C|
Go Sox! 'Cause you're running out of time.