Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Padres @ Red Sox Preview

The Sox and Padres are playing a day game today, and that could be very good news for the Sox who have been a very good "day" team all year. I was dissapointed the Sox didn't come back last night. They almost did, and that was easily a pitcher they should've beat, but you can't win every game.

Today we get Clayton Richard vs. John Lackey. People keep saying, "Hey, John Lackey has been much better lately", but has he really. Sure, he has won his last 3 games, but he also has an ERA of 5.03 ERA. The Sox have just happened to score a total of 28 runs during those game. Maybe that's really all we can expect from Lackey, so hopefully the Sox score a shit load of runs.

I am amazing that Clayton Richard is only 27 years old. I remember him from back in his White Sox days. Last year, he won 14 games, which is pretty impressive, but this year has been tough as he is 2-9 with an ERA of 4.35. Then again, we would kill for Lackey to have an ERA like that. Amazing what an offense can do for you.

Richard has lost five straight decision for the Padres, posting a 3.79 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings pitched over his last six outings. He is a decent pitcher that really shouldn't be 2-9. I think the Sox will beat him up, but Lackey blows, so this one could be tight.

Red Sox win 7-6
Player of the Game: Youk
Game starts at 1:35pm

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