Milwaukee Brewers (40-32) @ Boston Red Sox (42-28)
Yovani Gallardo (8-3, 3.76) @ Tim Wakefield (3-2, 4.39)
1:35 PM EDT | Fenway Park (Boston, MA)
TV: NESN, TBS RADIO: WEEI 850, WWZN 1510
Milwaukee: Mitch Stetter, left hip labral irritation (Placed on the 15-day DL on May 17, retroactive to May 15); Brandon Kintzler, right triceps tendonitis (Placed on the 15-day DL on May 13, retroactive to May 5); Takashi Saito, left hamstring (Placed on 15-day DL on April 11, retroactive to April 6, transferred to the 60-day DL on May 25); Manny Parra, left elbow UCL strain (Placed on the 15-day DL on March 26, retroactive to March 23, transferred to the 60-day DL on May 24)
Boston: Clay Buchholz, lower back strain (Placed on the 15-day DL on June 19, retroactive to June 17); Carl Crawford, strained left hamstring (Placed on the 15-day DL June 18); Jed Lowrie, right shoulder injury (Placed on the 15-day DL on June 17); Bobby Jenks, left back tightness (Placed on the 15-day on DL June 8); Rich Hill, left elbow sprain (Placed on the 15-day DL on June 3, retroactive to June 2) Franklin Morales, left forearm strain (Placed on the 15-day DL on May 29, retroactive to May 26); Daisuke Matsuzaka, sprained elbow (Placed on the 15-day DL on May 17, transferred to the 60-day DL on June 3); Junichi Tazawa, right elbow surgery (placed on the 60-day DL on March 26)
The Red Sox will try to take the rubber game of the series against the Brewers, the teams splitting the previous two games. Taking the mound for the Red Sox is Tim Wakefield, who is 5-2 with a 3.33 ERA in 11 games started against the Brewers in his career. In his last game, Tim gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and a season-high five walks with two strikeouts in seven innings, taking the loss against the Rays. Among players in today’s lineup, Yuniesky Betancourt (6-19 with 2 homers) has had success against the knuckleballer. Jonathan Papelbon returns today from his two-game suspension.
On the bump for the Brewers today is Yovani Gallardo. Gallardo pitched very well against the Cubs in his last outing, going seven innings and surrendering one earned run on three hits and two walks against 10 strikeouts, but got a no decision due to a blown save. This will be Gallardo’s first career start against the Red Sox. The only member of the Red Sox to have faced Gallardo is Adrian Gonzalez (3-8 with a home run, one walk, and four strikeouts).
- Rickie Weeks, 2B
- Corey Hart, RF
- Ryan Braun, DH
- Prince Fielder, 1B
- Casey McGehee, 3B
- Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
- Nyjer Morgan, LF
- Carlos Gomez, CF
- Jonathan Lucroy, C
- Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
- Dustin Pedroia, 2B
- Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
- Kevin Youkilis, 3B
- David Ortiz, DH
- J.D. Drew, RF
- Marco Scutaro, SS
- Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
- Josh Reddick, LF
– Today, the Red Sox will celebrate the Bruins’ Stanley Cup victory before the 1:35 game.
– Adrian Gonzalez is one hit shy of 1,000 in his career.
– On June 19, 1977, Carl Yastrzemski hit a homer 460 feet to right field at Fenway, hitting the facade where the retired numbers of the Red Sox now hang.
– And for today’s Totally Untrue Fun Fact: Bob Uecker has a theory on how to throw a knuckleball: “Grab the ball by the seams and throw a fastball instead,” says Uecker.