Posts Tagged ‘Orioles’

Keys to the Game: Red Sox Vs. Orioles, September 28, 2011

September 28, 2011

With their once nearly certain playoff spot in serious jeopardy, the Boston Red Sox desperately need a win against the Baltimore Orioles tonight at Camden Yard. The recently struggling Jon Lester (15-9, 3.49 ERA) will start tonight for Boston on three days rest. While Lester has been shelled in his last three starts, allowing 16 Earned Runs in just 13.2 Innings, he is an amazing 14-0 with a 2.33 ERA in 17 career starts against Baltimore. Check out Lester’s fantastic career numbers against the Orioles.

ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

Baltimore counters with Alfredo Simon (4-9, 4.85 ERA). While showing moments of brilliance, Simon has had a difficult season and hasn’t won a game in over a month. Check out Simon’s 2011 numbers.

ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

Yale Educated, Rookie catcher, Ryan Lavarnway, was the hero for Boston in their 8-7 victory last evening, as he had knocked in four runs off of his first and second career Home Runs. Lavarnway will squat behind Home plate again tonight. Check out how Lavarnway and the rest of Boston’s starting lineup tonight have performed against Baltimore this season.

RBIs (Blue), Runs Scored (Orange) & Total Bases (Green)

With a playoff birth at steak, the big question for Red Sox Nation is which Jon Lester will show up tonight?

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Keys to the Game: Orioles Vs. Red Sox, September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011

The Boston Red Sox are reeling as they currently hold a tenuous two game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL Wild Card Race. The Red Sox are 5-15 in September and have recently dropped two out of three to perpetual AL East cellar dweller Baltimore. Hopefully for Red Sox Nation, Ace Josh Beckett (13-5, 2.50 ERA) can stop the bleeding tonight. Beckett is 4-0 with a 3.03 ERA in his last five starts and 6-1 with a 2.30 ERA in 13 starts at Fenway this year. Check out Beckett’s performance at Fenway in 2011.

Earned Runs Allowed (Blue), HRs Allowed (Orange) & Strikeouts (Green)

Baltimore will counter will Tommy Hunter (4-4, 4.81), who is coming off of his best outing of the season in which he allowed zero runs off of seven hits in seven innings. Hunter hasn’t been too stellar on the road this season allowing 22 Earned Runs in only 30 innings.

Both these clubs have high powered offenses and have already combined for 50 runs in the first three games of this series. Compare Boston’s and Baltimore’s offense.

Will the Beckett and the Red Sox halt their free fall or will the Orioles continue to thrive in their relishing role as spoilers?

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Angels Praying For A Sweep

September 15, 2011

The Los Angeles Angels, who are three games out of first place, will begin a three games series against Baltimore tomorrow. The Angels are 5-1 versus Baltimore this season and averaging seven runs per games against the team. In order to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Angels will need to maintain their winning record in Baltimore. Take a look at how the Angels are playing on the road.

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