Friday, May 20, 2011

Matchup: Red Sox vs. Cubs 5/20/11 - 5/22/11


Last Series Brad went 2-0  and Randy went 1-1*
* (only reason is I am betting against Beckett every time, he keeps winning when I do)

We would like to welcome back the Chicago Cubs to Fenway Park. It has been a couple years since they were here last Sept. 11 1918. That was game 6 of the 1918 World Series and the Sox won that game 2-1.

Pitching Matchups:

5/20/11  Doug Davis 0-1, 1.80 vs.  Jon Lester 5-1, 3.28, 7
Randy: Red Sox Win    Brad: Red Sox win!
This game is a total mismatch in favor of the Sox. Lester is the ace of the team still, while Doug Davis is a journey man LHP. Some (like Brad) will say the Sox have played down to their competition, and this may be one of those times, but I am still going with the Sox to keep it going.
- Mike Cameron will play in this game he is batting .333 with 2 HR 11 RBI and 11BB against Davis
- Carlos Pena has 5 HR against Lester

5/21/11 Carlos Zambrano 4-2, 4.89 vs. Alfredo Aceves 1-0, 2.60, 7:10 p.m.,
Randy: Red Sox Win    Brad: Red Sox win
The Sat. game will be interesting matchup between two head case pitchers in Zambrano and Aceves. Aceves believes he is SP in the Majors, and this will his first big test to show everyone he isn't nuts. Aceves will step up, but it will be low scoring.
-Zambrano has faced the Sox 1 time and took the ND giving up 4 runs in 5 IP allowing 2 HR

5/22/11RHP Matt Garza 2-4, 3.72 vs. Tim Wakefield 0-1, 5.40
Randy:  Red Sox lose       Brad: Sox lose
While in game one of the series the Red Sox have the edge in starting pitching the Cubs have one here. Garza has seen the Sox so much since he was with the Rays. Another head case but I don't think Wake has much more in the tank. Lots of runs scored in this game.
- Watch out for Ortiz in this game he has 4 HR and 13 walks against Garza
- Ellsbury has also battled Garza well
-Carlos Pena has hit 3 HR and Soriano has hit 4 HR against the Knuckleballter


  1. Wish I could tell you how the red sox lost the game on Sat. But MLB on Fox decided to screw me again!

  2. Matt Garza scratched from his start tonight LHP James Russel who pitched on Friday night will start