Boston Red Sox (89-71) @ Baltimore Orioles (68-92)
Erik Bedard (5-9, 3.50) @ Zach Britton (11-11, 4.44)
7:05 PM EDT | Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore, MD)
TV: NESN, MLB Network RADIO: WEEI 850, WWZN 1510
The Red Sox are losing their way into history. Even Josh Beckett could not stop the bleeding last night. 1978 was bad but this is worse.
Hopefully the Sox will rally around Erik Bedard. Bedard’s last start was against the Orioles on the 20th. He got a no decision in a Red Sox loss, going 2.2 innings and giving up 4 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks. Watch out for Adam Jones, Erik, he’s hitting .556 against you.
Playing the role of Cy Young for the Orioles will be Zach Britton. Britton is 1-1 against the Red Sox this year with a 11.30 ERA. He allowed one run over six innings in a win against the Red Sox on April 20 but gave up seven runs in 0.2 innings at Fenway on July 8. So we’ve got that going for us. Which is nice.
Boston Red Sox
- Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
- Dustin Pedroia, 2B
- David Ortiz, DH
- Jed Lowrie, 3B
- Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
- Ryan Lavarnway, C
- Darnell McDonald, RF
- Carl Crawford, LF
- Marco Scutaro, SS
- Robert Andino, 2B
- J.J. Hardy, SS
- Nick Markakis, RF
- Vladimir Guerrero, DH
- Matt Wieters, C
- Adam Jones, CF
- Mark Reynolds, 1B
- Chris Davis, 3B
- Nolan Reimold, LF
Boston: Clay Buchholz, lower back strain (placed on 15-day DL June 19, retroactive to June 17); Kevin Youkilis, left hip bursitis and sports hernia (day-to-day)
Baltimore: Cesar Izturis, left groin strain (placed on 15-day DL August 8); Ryan Adams, sports hernia (day-to-day)
– According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Red Sox are guaranteed to have the worst win percentage in September for a team that entered September in first place.
– On September 27, 1905, Red Sox pitcher Bill Dineen no-hit the White Sox in a 2-0 victory. Dineen, who became an umpire after his playing career, is the only player to throw a no-hitter and call one as an umpire.
– And for today’s Totally Untrue Fun Fact: Robert Andino is a cyborg.