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Game 73: The Return Of Alfredo

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In the realm of baseball disabilities, "intestinal distress" ranks pretty low in terms of seriousness.

Still, that can't make Beckett feel too much better, and it certainly doesn't excuse whoever it was that served up the bad fish what did it to 'im.

Alfredo Aceves hasn't made a start since the last day in May, but that doesn't mean his arm has had long to tighten up. He's gone more than three innings twice since then, and threw more than 30 pitches in his last appearance. He should be able to go a reasonable distance for the Sox tonight.


Alfredo Aceves

#91 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox

6-3

220

R

R

Dec 08, 1982


Get that hat off, 'Fredo!


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Alfredo Aceves 3-1 18 3 0 0 1 1 43.2 38 19 16 4 16 24 3.30 1.24


Matt Latos hasn't been having quite as impressive a season as last year, but he's been remarkably consistent all-the-same. After getting a slightly late start to his season, Latos has given up at least a run in every appearance, but has also only given up as many as five runs once.

We'll see if that stays true after tonight.


Mat Latos

#38 / Pitcher / San Diego Padres

6-6

225

R

R

Dec 09, 1987

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Mat Latos 4-8 13 13 0 0 0 0 75.1 72 40 34 9 27 68 4.06 1.31

The Sox have what is probably the best lineup available to them out there tonight, though I might tinker with the order some.

  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. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  8. Marco Scutaro, SS
  9. Josh Reddick, LF

For instance, I'd like to see Reddick a little higher. But then again, I'm an unapologetic Reddick fanboy right now. Of the "hope he wins the job from Drew over the next week" variety.

Either way, though, a solid lineup against a solid pitcher. Hopefully this will be a good one.

Go Sox!