7/11 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – Going for 3rd Straight Sweep

SALE DAY

 

Such a scorching hot run to go on before the All Star Break. W-L records be damned, even tho the opponents range from underperforming Nationals to flat out bad teams, the Sox are still opposing major leaguers. The Sox are amazingly going for their 3rd sweep in a row, to ring winning streak up to 9 games. After 94 games, the record would be at 65-29. If the Orioles win for the 3rd time in 4 games vs the Yanks, the lead in the East would grow to 4.5 games. That would put even more pressure on Cashman & co to get the likes of Manny Machado and perhaps more.

Chris Sale takes the mound for the Sox in the 200th start of his career. He is in the midst of a stellar streak of starts, as he looks to become the 3rd pitcher on the staff with at least 10 wins.

Last 6 starts (4-1)

41 innings, 21 Hits, 5 Runs, 0 HRs, 9 Walks, 66 Ks

Sale’s ERA of 2.36 ranks 5th in the AL, but his 176 Ks is first overall. Only Max Scherzer (177) has more punchouts. Sale last faced the Rangers on May 6th, winning his start in Arlington. Through 7 innings he dominated Rangers bats, giving up 1 Run and striking out 12.

Bartolo Colon (Big Sexy) takes the ball for the Rangers. The 45 year old ageless wonder just keeps on trucking. Last year was a big down year with the Braves and Twins, but has rebounded somewhat this season to a 4.65 ERA in 100.2 innings. He currently has a nice little streak going on of four consecutive quality starts. Colon’s last time out was a losing effort in Detroit, but still went 8 innings while giving up 3 runs. Facing the Sox back on May 4, he got the loss in a 5-1 defeat (4 Runs in 7 innings). This is actually his first start in Fenway Park since 2013.


Chris Sale — Career vs Texas Rangers in 13 games (9 starts), 6-2 with a 3.12 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 26 games (23 starts), 11-6 with a 3.06 ERA.


Texas Rangers:

Elvis Andrus – 2 for 25 (.080 avg) RBI, 2 Walks, 7 Ks

Adrian Beltre – 5 for 16 (.313 avg) HR, RBI, 2 Walks, 4 Ks

Robinson Chirinos – 0 for 8, 4 Ks

Shin-Soo Choo – 2 for 26 (.077 avg) RBI, 3 Walks, 12 Ks

Delino DeShields – 4 for 9 (.444 avg) 2 Doubles, Walk, 3 Ks

Joey Gallo – 1 for 9 (.111 avg) RBI, 6 Ks

Ronald Guzman – 0 for 3, 2 Ks

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 0 for 2, Walk, K

Nomar Mazara – 0 for 2, 2 Ks

Rougned Odor – 0 for 3, 2 Ks

Jurickson Profar – 1 for 3 (.333 avg)

Ryan Rua – 2 for 9 (.222 avg) Double, HR, RBI, 4 Ks

Carlos Tocci —–


Bartolo Colon — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 30 games (28 starts), 9-12 with a 3.82 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 17 games (16 starts), 7-6 with a 3.74 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 0 for 3, K

Mookie Betts – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) HR, RBI, K

Xander Bogaerts – 0 for 3, K

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1 for 3 (.333 avg)

Rafael Devers – 2 for 3 (.667 avg) 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, K

Brock Holt – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) RBI

Sandy Leon – 0 for 2

J.D. Martinez – 4 for 14 (.286 avg) 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 3 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 4 for 15 (.267 avg) Double, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 5 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 0 for 8, K

Steve Pearce – 0 for 4

Blake Swihart —–

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