5/13 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – Game 3 in Toronto

The Red Sox got a much needed win yesterday. With the Yankees battling back against Oakland, a win was necessary to stay in a 1st place tie. David Price was only able to pitch 5.1 innings, but it was a quality start that had some positives. One of those being that he posted his highest avg velocity of the season, just a shade under 94. Price lowered his to 4.89 and the next 3 starts is primed to keep chopping it down. As it looks right now, he is set to face the Orioles, Rays and Blue Jays. All the while, avoiding facing the Braves and Athletics imposing lineups.

Drew Pomeranz is on the mound for the Red Sox, all set to build off from his solid start against the Yankees last Tuesday. Through 6 innings, he has allowed just 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 6. In a previous matchup, I had said the key was limiting baserunners, and that had helped him as the 2 runs were solo blasts apiece. Last season Pomeranz went 3-1 with a 3.92 ERA vs the Blue Jays. Those 3 wins were the most he had against an opponent in 2017.

Joe Biagini takes the ball for the Blue Jays, and is appearing in just his 3rd game this season. Biagini had a solid 2016 rookie campaign, posting a 3.06 ERA in 60 games, winning 4 games and collecting 8 holds. Last season the Blue Jays had him start 18 of the 44 games he was in and had the opposite reaction with a 5.34 ERA. The last start he made for Toronto was 10 days ago, getting lit up up for 6 runs in 4.1 innings of work. Couple that with his bad outings vs the Sox, this has potential to be a laugher. The key batter is Mookie Betts in these matchups.

 


Drew Pomeranz — Career vs Toronto Blue Jays in 8 games (6 starts), 3-2 with a 3.99 ERA. Career at Rogers Centre in 4 games (3 starts), 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA.


Toronto Blue Jays:

Anthony Alford —–

Josh Donaldson – 3 for 14 (.214 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Ks

Curtis Granderson – 0 for 2, Walk

Lourdes Gurriel Jr —–

Teoscar Hernandez – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) Double, 2 RBIs

Luke Maile – 4 for 8 (.500 avg) Double, HR, 2 RBIs, 4 Ks

Russell Martin – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) HR, 2 RBIs

Kendrys Morales – 2 for 9 (.222 avg) Double, 2 RBIs, 3 Walks, 2 Ks

Kevin Pillar – 2 for 14 (.143 avg) Double, 3 Ks

Justin Smoak – 4 for 11 (.364 avg) Double, 4 Walks, K

Yangervis Solarte – 0 for 7, K

Richard Urena —–

Giovanny Urshela – 0 for 2


Joe Biagini — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 15 games (2 starts), 1-3 with a 6.48 ERA. Career at Rogers Centre in 53 games (10 starts), 5-7 with a 4.24 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 1 for 6 (.167 avg) Double, RBI, 3 Ks

Mookie Betts – 6 for 11 (.545 avg) 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, Walk, K

Xander Bogaerts – 2 for 10 (.200 avg) 2 Triples, RBI, Walk

Jackie Bradley Jr – 3 for 9 (.333 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, 4 Ks

Rafael Devers – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) RBI

Brock Holt – 0 for 2, 2 Walks, K

Sandy Leon – 0 for 6, 2 Ks

JD Martinez – 0 for 2, K

Mitch Moreland – 2 for 6 (.333 avg) 2 Walks, K

Eduardo Nunez – 2 for 2 (1.000 avg) Walk

Hanley Ramirez – 2 for 11 (.182 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, Walk, K

Blake Swihart – 1 for 2 (.500 avg)

Christian Vazquez – 1 for 5 (.200 avg) 2 Ks

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