6/14 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – Game 1 in Seattle

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
May 23, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (24) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Depending on what site you go to for standings, sites like yahoo & mlb.com say the 47-22 Red Sox are 1 game behind… Espn however says its the Sox that are 1 game up over the Yankees. I really can’t wait till the Sox & Yankees have each played about the same number of games, where # of Wins is what matters. The Sox start an important and potential playoff matchup preview, taking on the Mariners in 4 games. Quite ironic that in a year where King Felix is no King and no Robinson Cano around, these Mariners are currently in 1st place over Houston. That’s baseball for you.

David Price takes the mound for the Sox, riding a good streak of six consecutive quality starts.

(5-0, 2.91 ERA) — 37.1 innings, 27 Hits, 12 Runs, 3 HRs, 14 Walks, 39 Ks

As a Sox fan you have to be on a confidence high right now at the prospects of this rotation. Sale & Price leading the charge, Porcello having a bounce back yr, Eduardo having a career best season and Steven Wright coming back to his All Star self. Pomeranz when he comes back, can easily be inserted as a lefty arm out of the pen. David Price last faced the Seattle Mariners during the 2016 season, going 1-0 in 2 starts with a 3.00 ERA (5 ER in 15 innings).

Felix Hernandez takes the ball for the Mariners, in the midst of his worst season in the majors. 5.70 ERA, it feels like it’s a typo. Ever since debuting in 2005, it always felt criminal that the King never got to show off what he’s capable of in October. Now that it’s seemingly set for them to go to the playoffs, could he end up being just a reliever and never making a start? Or he could do what Derek Lowe did in 2004, turning the gears at the time where his team needs him the most. That would not be a shock, and overall a great baseball story.

Hernandez last faced the Sox last season, a no decision where he gave up 4 ER in 5.2 innings.


David Price— Career vs Seattle Mariners in 7 starts, 3-1 with a 2.62 ERA. Career at Safeco Field in 2 starts, 1-0 with a 2.81 ERA. That is 5 ER in 16 innings.


Seattle Mariners:

Nelson Cruz – 9 for 28 (.381 avg) 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 2 Walks, 5 Ks

David Freitas —–

Ben Gamel —–

Dee Gordon —–

Mitch Haniger —–

Ryon Healy – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) K

Guillermo Heredia – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) RBI

Andrew Romine —–

Kyle Seager – 4 for 20 (.200 avg) 2 Doubles, HR, RBI, Walk, 2 Ks

Jean Segura – 1 for 7 (.143 avg) Triple, 2 Ks

Denard Span – 2 for 16 (.125 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, 3 Walks, 3 Ks

Daniel Vogelbach —–

Mike Zunino – 2 for 13 (.154 avg) Double, HR, RBI, 11 Ks


Felix Hernandez— Career vs Boston Red Sox in 19 starts, 8-4 with a 4.01 ERA. Career at Safeco Field in 197 starts, 89-59 with a 3.20 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) Walk

Mookie Betts – 2 for 7 (.286 avg) Walk, 2 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 2 for 10 (.200 avg) RBI, Walk, 3 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3 for 10 (.300 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, Walk, K

Rafael Devers – 0 for 1, Walk

Brock Holt – 3 for 15 (.200 avg) Double, 3 RBIs, Walk, 2 Ks

Sandy Leon —–

J.D. Martinez – 2 for 5 (.400 avg) RBI, 2 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 10 for 52 (.192 avg) 3 Doubles, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 7 Walks, 15 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 3 for 6 (.500 avg) 2 Ks

Blake Swihart – 3 for 5 (.600 avg) Double, RBI, 2 Ks

Christian Vazquez – 0 for 4

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