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  1. #1
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    (44-40) Boston Red Sox @ (32-53) Blue Jays

    New month. Let's start this month on more positive note!

    Game 1: Tuesday July 2nd at 7:07 PM

    David Price (5-2)- (3.36 ERA)

    For the second straight start, Price will be on six days of rest. It worked for Price last time, as he held the White Sox to two earned runs in six innings in a win. Lifetime against the Blue Jays, Price has dazzled, going 22-3 with a 2.37 ERA.
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    Trent Thornton (2-5)- (4.60 ERA
    Thornton will open Toronto’s three-game series against the Red Sox after holding Boston to two runs over 6 1/3 innings when he last faced the reigning World Series champions on June 21. The 25-year-old right-hander is coming off a rocky start against the Yankees, when he allowed five runs over 3 1/3 frames on Wednesday.
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    Game 2: Wednesday July 3rd at 7:07 PM

    Chris Sale (3-7)- (3.82 ERA)
    The ace makes his final start of what has been an inconsistent first half. He does it at a venue where he's dominated in his career, going 5-1 with a 1.60 ERA in nine appearances at Rogers Centre. Sale is by no means a comfortable at-bat, as he's held opponents to a .212 average this season.
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    Sean Reid-Foley (0-1)- (4.82 ERA)
    Reid-Foley will take his turn in the rotation against Boston after impressing in his first start after being recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday. The 23-year-old right-hander was limited by a pitch count after a stint in the bullpen, but held the Royals to two runs over 5 1/3 innings with three strikeouts.
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    Game 3: Thursday July 4th at 7:07

    Rick Porcello (5-7)- (4.52 ERA)

    There was lots of pomp and circumstance prior to the game and then the Yankees conducted a parade on the basepaths. Porcello surrendered RBI-doubles to Luke Voit, Didi Gregorius and Edwin Encarnacion. Aaron Hicks then slugged a two-run homer to knock Porcello out of the game. It was a memorable way to open the first ever official major league game in Europe. Porcello's ERA climbed all the way to 5.07 after 17 starts. The only thing that kept the former Cy Young winner from being hung with a loss was the fact that opposing starter Masahiro Tanaka was just as bad. Porcello will hope for better luck when he faces the Blue Jays in Canada in his last start before the All Star break.
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    Marcus Stroman (5-8- (3.18 ERA)

    Stroman gets the hill in the series finale against Boston after leaving his most recent start on Saturday with a left shoulder pectoral cramp, finishing four innings and allowing three runs on four hits against the Royals. In his career against the Red Sox, the 28-year-old right-hander is 6-3 with a 3.44 ERA over 14 starts and 86 1/3 innings.

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    Sweep!

    Soxfan, would you mind unstickying some of these past game threads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittz View Post
    Sweep!

    Soxfan, would you mind unstickying some of these past game threads?
    Done.

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    god I'm so sick of this bullpen. It's ridiculous, they win but the bullpen still gives up 3 runs in the 9th. There's no other options though so it's going to be a very long second half

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soxfan85 View Post
    Done.
    Thank you good sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittz View Post
    Sweep!

    Soxfan, would you mind unstickying some of these past game threads?
    Lol sweep.

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    Thing is the Sox are already 5 games into the second half. Those 5 games games are huge . Only 76 games left . They are 2 games under .500 at home. 2.5 behind the WC and 12 in the loss column behind the Yankees. They are 4-6 the last 10 games. If the Yankees play .500 the rest of the way they win 89 games. They will have to play something like .600 the rest of the way to climb over the Indians, Oakland, TB and Texas. Mookie is not playing close to last year. He and JDM will have to go on a tear to finish with 25 and 35 hrs . Good thing Devers, JB and XB picked up the slack or they would be in deep trouble. Sale and Porcello also need to right the ship fast. Erod and Price can't continue to put the team in a hole and expect the bullpen to bail them out . Still lots of time and its NOT the start of the second half .
    "Just because the path is well beaten. That doesn't mean it's the right way to go"

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    This team is done. Early still but you can see that the pitching is just plain horrific. It's also safe to say Betts is not quite in the same class as trout. Trout has been the model of consistency while Betts has been up and down the past few yearsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackB View Post
    Thing is the Sox are already 5 games into the second half. Those 5 games games are huge . Only 76 games left . They are 2 games under .500 at home. 2.5 behind the WC and 12 in the loss column behind the Yankees. They are 4-6 the last 10 games. If the Yankees play .500 the rest of the way they win 89 games. They will have to play something like .600 the rest of the way to climb over the Indians, Oakland, TB and Texas. Mookie is not playing close to last year. He and JDM will have to go on a tear to finish with 25 and 35 hrs . Good thing Devers, JB and XB picked up the slack or they would be in deep trouble. Sale and Porcello also need to right the ship fast. Erod and Price can't continue to put the team in a hole and expect the bullpen to bail them out . Still lots of time and its NOT the start of the second half .
    Um, okay. Literally everyone around baseball knows that the ASG takes place just after the midpoint of the number of games played but still customarily refer to "the second half" as the period after the ASG. You make good points; don't distract from it by making this a big deal.

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