|Brandon Workman gets the start today; his first in almost|
2 weeks. Photo courtesy of Boston Globe
In tonight's 7:10pm game versus the Angels, the first of four at home for the Red Sox, they send another rookie to the mound to face the up and down C.J. Wilson. After throwing five winless games in a row, he finally got the win versus the Phillies in Anaheim in his last start. Brandon Workman is still looking for his second win of the season and he stands at 1-6 with a 4.45 ERA. Like Wilson, he is going through a rough patch as he has six losses in his last six appearances. It is his first start in 11 days.
Dustin Pedroia and Yoenis Cespedes have hit Wilson well in their careers. They are hitting .429 and .400 respectively in over 20 at bats against the southpaw.
It was revealed that Dustin Pedroia did not play in yesterday's loss to the Astros because of flu-like symptoms. Hope that doesn't get around to the rest of the team.
When the Angels have played Boston this season, they plate a lot of men. In fact, Anaheim has scored five or more runs in seven of their last eight games against the Red Sox.
The streaky Josh Hamilton is cold again, hitting just .189 this August. He was "awarded" yesterday off for The Angels.
Boston has challenged 24 plays this year. 12 have been overturned.
Starting lineup for today's game:
1) Holt RF
2) Pedroia 2B
3) Ortiz DH
4) Cespedes LF
5) Napoli 1B
6) Middlebrooks 3B
7) Bogaerts SS
8) Betts CF
9) Vazquez C
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Peter Lepak 8/18/2014 05:27:00 PM Tweet