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Game 23: Betting On Beckett

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Time for the Red Sox to get right back on the ol' horse, as I'm sure some people say somewhere sometimes.

It was a nice five-game winning streak, but now the Sox have to move on to the next one. Based on my calculations, this one will last seven games, because mathematical patterns totally work like that.

If it does start today, the Red Sox' lineup will have to be more effective against Jeremy Guthrie than they were against Zach Britton. It's the same bunch today, with only the smallest of changes as J.D. Drew and Jed Lowrie switch spots.

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B

5. David Ortiz, DH

6. J.D. Drew, RF

7. Jed Lowrie, SS

8. Carl Crawford, LF

9. Jason Varitek, C

Of course, they might actually not need to if Josh Beckett is as good as he has been of late.


Josh Beckett

#19 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox

6-5

225

R

R

May 15, 1980



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Josh Beckett 2-1 4 4 0 0 0 0 28.0 13 6 6 1 9 28 1.93 .79

Jeremy Guthrie will oppose him, trying to keep the Red Sox down.


Jeremy Guthrie

#46 / Pitcher / Baltimore Orioles

6-1

205

R

R

Apr 08, 1979



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jeremy Guthrie 1-3 4 4 0 0 0 0 26.0 24 9 9 3 3 13 3.12 1.04

Go Sox!