4/14 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups: Sox Still Aiming for 3 of 4 from O’s

After the first complete normal game the Red Sox have had this season, they fell into their bumbling 2019 ways. Porcello had his third consecutive poor start, the offense couldn’t get anything going against the starter, baserunning mistakes, and the dreaded “what just happened?” defensive mistakes. The Sox still have a good chance to send the Orioles packing, winning their first series of the 2019 season.

David Price takes the mound for the Sox in his first Fenway start of the new campaign. While he currently holds an ERA of 6.00 after two starts, there is no concern about him (like there is for Sale & Porcello). His control has been solid, as evidenced by having only three walks in twelve innings pitched. He did give up three HRs in his first start, but that is nothing but a blemish that you’ll rarely see happen.

Price faced the Orioles three times last season, and all three starts were Wins.

(3-0, 2.25 ERA)

20 innings, 16 Hits, 5 Runs, 3 HRs, 3 Walks, 24 Ks

John Means takes the ball for the Orioles in his second start of the season. Primarily a bullpen guy for as of right now, Means has been inserted into rotation for a short stretch as he fills in for the injured Dan Straily. Means’ last start was his first career start in the majors, and it was a rocky one as he gave up five runs in three innings. Fortunately for him only one run was earned, because of a throwing error by Hanser Alberto.

First Pitch – 1:05 ET !!!

David Price — Career vs Baltimore Orioles in 28 starts, 15-5 with a 2.75 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 51 games (48 starts), 26-7 with a 3.08 ERA.

Baltimore Orioles:

Hanser Alberto – 0 for 2, K

Chris Davis – 11 for 43 (.256 avg) 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 3 Walks, 20 Ks

Trey Mancini – 4 for 16 (.250 avg) Double, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 5 Ks

Richie Martin —–

Cedric Mullins – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) Walk, 3 Ks

Renato Nunez – 1 for 5 (.200 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, K

Joey Rickard – 5 for 14 (.357 avg) 2 Doubles, Walk, 2 Ks

Rio Ruiz —–

Pedro Severino —–

Dwight Smith Jr. —–

Jesus Sucre – 0 for 3, Walk, K

Jonathan Villar – 3 for 15 (.200 avg) RBI, 2 Ks

John Means — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 1 game, 13.50 ERA. In that one relief appearance, he gave up 5 ER off of six hits in just 3 innings, walking none and striking out four Sox batters. This appearance came at Fenway Park.

Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 1 for 2 (.500 avg)

Mookie Betts – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg) Double

Xander Bogaerts – 0 for 1, K

Jackie Bradley Jr. —–

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

J.D. Martinez – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg) HR, 3 RBIs

Mitch Moreland – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) Double, K

Eduardo Nunez —–

Steve Pearce —–

Dustin Pedroia —–

Blake Swihart – 0 for 2, K

Christian Vazquez —–


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