Monday, May 16, 2011

Orioles vs Red Sox 5/16/11 - 5/17/11

Chris Tillman 2-3, 6.15 vs Dice-k Matsuzaka 3-3, 4.64
Prediction: Randy   Red Sox Win    Brad: Sox Win
- The Orioles have won 5 out of their last 6 games
- Tillman has struggled against the red sox especially his last outing against them in June 2010
- Dice-k is on 7 days rest
- I don't like this match up but I am thinking that their will not be a let down after the sweep of NYY
- Carl Crawford is 6 for 12 against Tillman
- Catcher Matt Wieters is 6 for 12 against Dice-k including HR and 2 doubles

Zach Britton 5-2, 2.42  vs. John Lackey 2-5, 8.01
Predecition: Randy: Red Sox Win!       Brad:Sox Lose: Lackey Sucks.
- Zach Britton has been a huge surprise this season for the O's; he will be in the talks for ROY this season
- Britton has been the pitching the O's have needed to stay relevant this year; he is 4th in AL in Wins
- Lackey has come off 2 horrible starts for the Red Sox and saw his spot pushed back to miss the NYY
- Lackey's wife was diagnosed with Breast Cancer this past winter. This must be very  very difficult for him to get through; hopefully the pitching mound is a place that can become a safe heaven for him
- The offense will help him out and the Sox will pull out a win
- Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe (@peteabe) is trying a grass roots effort to show support towards Lackey and his family but Sox fans wearing pink to his starts- Will this be the only allowable time for real fans to wear pink?
- Look for Birthier/ Red Sox killer Luke Scott to play against Lackey -.375 Avg and 2 HR off him in 16 AB


  1. Well their goes that. John Lackey placed on the 15-day DL for right elbow tightness or "mental issues" Either way Wakefield is starting tonight! My hope is that it rains so hard that people start looking for Noah!
    Oh by the way thank you to the red sox offense for the win last night... I took a nap while watching dice k pitch and woke up with the sox down 2.

  2. I will take that as Brad and I are both 1-0 after last nights rain out! No make up game has been annouced yet and Britton the young phenom pitcher for the O's will pitch tonight against the yankees! Sweet!