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  1. #1
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    (46-41) Boston Red Sox @ (10-13) Detroit Tigers (28-54)

    Game 1: Friday July 5th at 7:10 PM

    Eduardo Rodriguez (8-4) – (4.79 ERA)

    Rodriguez is coming off a June 30 outing against the Yankees in which he issued four walks, his highest total this season, but he has done well to work deep into games recently, which the Red Sox will need in their opener against the Tigers.
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    Gregory Soto (0-2)- (8.83 ERA)

    Manager Ron Gardenhire confirmed over the weekend that Soto would receive another turn through the rotation, despite having posted an 8.44 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 15:12 K:BB in 21.1 innings over his prior six starts this season. Soto initially appeared in line to start Thursday's series finale with the White Sox, but he'll now be pushed back two days after Tuesday's contest was postponed. While he'll have the luxury of pitching at home rather than on the road, Soto will draw a tougher matchup in the Red Sox, the majors' sixth-best offense in terms of wRC+ (108).
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    Game 2: Saturday July 6th at 4:10 PM


    Rick Porcello (5-7)- (5.07 ERA)

    Porcello is looking to drag his ERA back below 5.00 after one of the toughest outings of his career on June 29. He allowed six runs on five hits while recording just one out, but at least he'll be fresh after throwing just 33 pitches that day.
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    Jordon Zimmerman (0-5)- (5.36 ERA)

    Zimmermann pitched very well in the contest, but facing off against a locked-in Max Scherzer, he had to be near-perfect. And he was not quite that. A Kurt Suzuki RBI single in the fourth inning would stand as the lone run on his line in the 2-1 defeat. Zimmermann struck out four and walked two in the tough-luck loss. He will carry a 5.36 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 31/15 K/BB ratio (45 1/3 innings) into his next start, a home showdown with the Red Sox.
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    Game 3: Sunday July 7th at 1:10 PM


    David Price (6-2) – (3.33 ERA)

    Price continues to be the steadying force in Boston's rotation, and the Sox will need that to continue down the stretch. The veteran lefty walked a season-high four batters in his most recent start, in Toronto, but still made the right pitches at the right times to earn his sixth win of the season.
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    TBA

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    And once again this bullpen proves it’s one of worst in the league.

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    They were up 7-0 now their only up by 1 run. What a joke this team as become.

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    Seriously this Taylor guy sucksssssssss

  5. #5
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    Sweep. Yay (sarcasm).

    I'm not especially excited that the Red Sox head into the ASG having won five of six. They should have swept the Blue Jays and Tigers -- two of the three worst teams in the AL. The Sox had a rough first half -- an opening stretch that had the longest stretch without a home game to start the season, playing at least 2/3 of their schedule on the road for almost a month, a trip to London without a ton of recovery time -- but those factors are not what's hurt them.

    Betts has not been the dynamic player he was in the last few years. Rookie Michael Chavis has almost as many HR as JDM in ten fewer games. Sale will miss his first ASG in quite a while (let alone start the ASG) for a very good reason. The rotation has four guys with ERAs above 4.00 and the entire pitching staff has only 3 guys with ERAs below 3.50. I don't care if you call this a WS hangover or not; the idea of keeping the group together was a bad idea (which DD finally admitted after seeing it fail multiple times).

    I don't care to invest a whole lot in "fixing" the team. I actually agree with DD on this point. The problem with the team is not a lack of talent but a lack of execution.

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