5/12 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – Game 2 in Toronto

It’s been one rough 10 game road trip thus far, and the Sox now need to win the 2 just so they can have winning record of 6-4 in that span. The past four games has seen the Sox bullpen not able to sustain leads or keep game tied, when facing the bottom of the order. That just can’t happen, especially with the talent that those arms do have. Especially Barnes – Since last season when pitching on the road, he was walked 30 batters in 41.1 innings. That’s numbers you expect from the last man in the bullpen, not an option for the 8th inning.

Now the Sox look to one David Price to at the very least, throw a quality start while the Sox offense can shake off the current cobwebs. He is an impossible person to root on. But all is good if he shows on the mound, what Cy Young capability he still has in his prime years. All bets are off if he pitches anything like the last 3 starts.

0-3, 8.47 ERA — 17 innings, 19 Runs (16 ER), 3 HRs, 7 Walks, 15 Ks

Marco Estrada takes the ball for the Toronto Blue Jays. This should be the right pitcher for the Sox offense to be facing. Something is wrong with the guy, and there are articles out there questioning what is going on with his pitching. Last year’s ERA spiked up to 4.98, and this season through 7 starts is an unsightly 5.21. Four starts in a row has Estrada given up 4 or 5 runs. This past Sunday’s performance of 6 shutout innings vs the Rays, was his first time getting to the 6th since since April 6!!


David Price — Career vs Toronto Blue Jays in 26 games (25 starts), 17-3 with a 2.40 ERA. Career at Rogers Centre in 16 starts, 11-1 with a 3.31 ERA.


Toronto Blue Jays:

Anthony Alford —–

Josh Donaldson – 4 for 19 (.211 avg) 2 Doubles, Triple, 4 Walks, 5 Ks

Curtis Granderson – 10 for 51 (.196 avg) 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 2 Walks, 21 Ks

Lourdes Gurriel Jr —–

Teoscar Hernandez – 0 for 1, K

Luke Maile – 0 for 3, K

Russell Martin – 5 for 27 (.185 avg) RBI, 4 Walks, 9 Ks

Kendrys Morales – 6 for 27 (.222 avg) Double, RBI, Walk, 6 Ks

Kevin Pillar – 2 for 14 (.143 avg) HR, RBI, 5 Ks

Justin Smoak – 2 for 12 (.167 avg) Walk, 3 Ks

Yangervis Solarte – 3 for 11 (.273 avg) 2 Doubles, RBI, Walk, 5 Ks

Richard Urena —–

Giovanny Urshela – 2 for 6 (.333 avg) K


Marco Estrada — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 15 games (13 starts), 4-6 with a 4.32 ERA. Career at Rogers Centre in 48 games (45 starts), 15-16 with a 3.69 ERA


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 4 for 15 (.267 avg) Double, RBI, Walk, 2 Ks

Mookie Betts – 3 for 26 (.115 avg) Double, 2 RBIs, 4 Walks, 6 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 3 for 26 (.115 avg) Double, HR, 4 RBIs, 3 Walks, 6 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr – 3 for 15 (.200 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, 2 Walks, 3 Ks

Rafael Devers – 0 for 3, RBI, 2 Ks

Brock Holt – 2 for 17 (.118 avg) Double, 2 Walks, 6 Ks

Sandy Leon – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) RBI, K

JD Martinez – 3 for 11 (.273 avg) Double, HR, 5 RBIs, Walk, 2 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 4 for 21 (.190 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, 2 Walks, 3 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 1 for 11 (.091 avg) Double, Walk, 4 Ks

Hanley Ramirez – 10 for 29 (.345 avg) 4 Doubles, HR, 2 RBIs, 5 Walks, 5 Ks

Blake Swihart – 2 for 6 (.333 avg) 2 Ks

Christian Vazquez – 2 for 13 (.154 avg) 2 Walks, 4 Ks

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