Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tigers @ Red Sox Preview

Whether permitting we will see Clay Buchholz vs. Phil Coke. The Sox kinda got lucky with the rainout, so they don't need to trot out Wake to the mound. Buchholz went 1-0 with a 1.26 ERA in 2 starts vs Detroit last year, allowing just 5 hits in 14 1/3 innings. Clay is starting to get it rolling he has won each of his last 3 starts and didn't let up more then 2 runs in any of those starts. With the way the Sox offense is playing that's great news.

Coke is 0-3 with a 5.96 ERA since beating Oakland on April 14 for his 1 and only win. His transition from reliever to starter has been rocky, which is actually too bad, because I was a believer that it was going to work. Coke is going to have a tough time against a Red Sox lineup that is rolling, even though he is a lefty. Gonzalez and Youk has combined 5 HRs and 17 RBIs in the last 7 days. When they are clicking, and Ellsbury playing the way he is right now the Sox are unstoppable.

Red Sox win 9-2
Player of the Game: Youk
Game starts at 7:10pm......hopefully.

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