6/26 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – Game 1 vs Angels

With last night’s Yankees win against the Phillies, the neck & neck race between the Red Sox and the Yankees continues as the Yankees are just a half-game above the Red Sox in the AL East. For the Red Sox, they begin a very crucial nine-game set against the Angels, Yankees and Nationals. The starting rotation in June, from top to bottom, (minus recent Wright start) has been nothing outstanding. The team’s season ERA of 3.52 is sixth best in MLB, 3rd overall in AL behind Houston & New York.

David Price takes the mound for the Red Sox tonight, looking to continue his electric 8 start streak of quality starts. He took the loss last time out against the Twins, but the team’s hitting was still in midst of their cold streak.

(6-1, 2.87 ER) — 50.1 inning, 39 Hits, 16 Runs, 5 HRs, 15 Walks, 50 Ks

Price squared off versus the Angels two times last year, going 0-2 with a 5.73 ERA. That is 9 runs (7 ER) in 11 innings.

John Lamb takes the ball for the Angels. Lamb has pitched in bits of seasons in 2015, 2016 and this season. Making his 3rd start in an Angels uniform, Lamb holds a career ERA of 6.12, WHIP of 1.59 and opponents average of .298. The only thing he’s got going for him against the Sox lineup is that he’s a lefthander. He will walk batters (52 in 128 career innings), and this is a pitcher the Red Sox should have no troubles with getting the pitch count high. In his 26 starts, only two times has he reached the 7th inning.

David Price— Career vs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 16 starts, 6-7 with a 3.45 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 41 games (38 starts), 20-7 with a 3.24 ERA.

Los Angels Angels of Anaheim:

Jose Briceno —–

Kole Calhoun – 5 for 19 (.263 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, 2 Walks, 3 Ks

David Fletcher —–

Michael Hermosillo —–

Ian Kinsler – 5 for 29 (.172 avg) 3 Doubles, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 Walks, 3 Ks

Martin Maldonado – 3 for 10 (.300 avg) Double, 4 RBIs, Walk, 3 Ks

Albert Pujols – 10 for 31 (.323 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 3 Ks

Andrelton Simmons – 3 for 12 (.250 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 Walks, 5 Ks

Mike Trout – 4 for 23 (.174 avg) RBI, 5 Walks, 11 Ks

Justin Upton – 3 for 6 (.500 avg) HR, RBI, Walk, 3 Ks

Luis Valbuena – 1 for 8 (.125 avg) RBI, 2 Ks

Chris Young – 1 for 14 (.071 avg) Walk, 5 Ks

John Lamb — First career start vs the Boston Red Sox.

First time facing any of the current Sox batters.


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