7/22 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – Game 3 in Detroit

SALE DAY!!!!

The Red Sox look to bounce back with a win on Sale Day, as they make their second attempt to become the major league’s first 70 game winner. The hitting just wasn’t there last night. Brian Johnson, again, had a good outing, giving up 2 unearned runs over 5 innings. Thornburg was taken deep by Iglesias for a 3 run shot that officially took the Sox offense out of the game. They out-hit the Tigers, and had 3 walks, but still couldn’t get a single run. Ten men were left on base, and Bogaerts had led the team with six runners stranded.

Interesting to note that as the game ended, word came out that the Red Sox could be interested in bring in Mike Fiers to shore up the rotation for more stability.

Today, Chris Sale takes the mound for the Red Sox, looking for his 11th win of the season (6th consecutive win). Even more so now, you will see Cora try to limit how long Sale goes into the game, making sure we get the REAL Sale in October. His 188 Ks lead all of baseball, and that’s with him being ranked at 8th in innings pitched. Sale last faced Detroit last year in 2 starts, going 1-1 with a 3.07 ERA. He allowed 5 ER in 14.2 innings, walking 1 and striking out 17.

Blaine Hardy takes the ball for the Tigers. In his first 4 seasons, Hardy had only been used as a reliever. This season has been different, as he has appeared in 18 games (starting 8 of them). Hardy’s ERA of 3.31 is currently the lowest ERA he has had since 2015, big improvement from 2017 where it was sky high at 5.94. His last start came against the Oakland A’s on June 26, where they clobbered him for 6 runs (3 ER) in 4 innings. He faced the Sox last month, giving up 5 ER in 6 innings. The A’s and Sox starts are the only games this season, where has given up more than 2 Runs.


Chris Sale — Career vs Detroit Tigers in 31 games (21 starts), 9-8 with a 3.05 ERA. Career at Comerica Park in 13 games (10 starts), 3-5 with a 3.13 ERA.


Detroit Tigers:

Jim Adduci – 0 for 2

Jeimer Candelario —–

Nicholas Castellanos – 5 for 33 (.152 avg) 2 Doubles, 5 RBIs, Walk, 16 Ks

Niko Goodrum —–

John Hicks —–

Jose Iglesias – 11 for 32 (.344 avg) 2 Doubles, HR, 2 RBIs, Walk, 2 Ks

JaCoby Jones – 1 for 9 (.111 avg) Double, 6 Ks

Leonys Martin – 1 for 12 (.083 avg) Walk, 7 Ks

Victor Martinez – 22 for 52 (.423 avg) 3 Doubles, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 4 Walks, 11 Ks

James McCann – 4 for 27 (.148 avg) Double, 2 Walks, 7 Ks

Victor Reyes —–

Ronny Rodriguez —–


Blaine Hardy — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 3 games (1 start), 1-2 with a 7.04 ERA. That is 6 ER in 7.2 innings. Career at Comerica Park in 93 games (5 starts), 8-1 with a 3.16 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 2 for 3 (.667 avg) Double, HR, 2 RBIs

Mookie Betts – Walk

Xander Bogaerts – 3 for 4 (.750 avg) Double, 3 RBIs, K

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 0 for 1, Walk

Rafael Devers – 1 for 3 (.333 avg)

Brock Holt – 0 for 1

Sandy Leon —–

Tzu-Wei Lin —–

J.D. Martinez – 1 for 3 (.333 avg)

Mitch Moreland – 1 for 5 (.200 avg)

Eduardo Nunez – 0 for 3, K

Steve Pearce – 1 for 2 (.500 avg)

Blake Swihart – 0 for 1

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