Oh how dearly we could use some home cooking right now.
The good news is that the Sox are finally home in Fenway Park, where they started their turnaround last season by taking 2-of-3 from the New York Yankees. The bad news is that we're up against some damn fine pitching from the Tampa Bay Rays, and our bats aren't exactly lighting the world on fire as is.
Also, Josh Beckett is taking the mound, and after last Saturday, that's scary.
#19 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox
May 15, 1980
|2012 - Josh Beckett||0-1||1||1||0||0||0||0||4.2||7||7||7||5||1||3||13.50||1.71|
#14 / Pitcher / Tampa Bay Rays
Aug 26, 1985
|2012 - David Price||1-0||1||1||0||0||0||0||6.1||5||2||2||0||4||5||2.84||1.42|
The Sox are once again going righty-heavy in an attempt to do some damage to a southpaw starter.
|BOSTON RED SOX||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Jacoby Ellsbury, CF||Desmond Jennings, CF|
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B||Carlos Pena, 1B|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||Evan Longoria, 3B|
|Kevin Youkilis, 3B||Matt Joyce, LF|
|David Ortiz, DH||Ben Zobrist, RF|
|Darnell McDonald, LF||Jeff Keppinger, 2B|
|Cody Ross, RF||Stephen Vogt, DH|
|Mike Aviles, SS||Jose Molina, C|
|Kelly Shoppach, C||Reid Brignac, SS|