Vincent Padilla, RH Erik "the Great" Bedard, LH (3-8, 6.30) (12-4, 2.98) I. Kinsler 2b .248 B. Roberts 2b .311 G. Laird c .229 C. Patterson cf .264 M. Young ss .303 N. Markakis rf .295 S. Sosa dh .246 M. Tejada ss .295 M. Byrd cf .314 K. Millar 1b .266 J. Botts lf .204 A. Huff dh .263 N. Cruz rf .212 M. Mora 3b .267 J. Saltalamacchia 1b .188 R. Hernandez c .250 A. Melhuse 3b .220 T. Redman lf .368
If we don't win this one, well, we'll lose. But seriously, this is a mismatch of epic proportions.
How good is Bedard now? From the Yahoo! preview:
"Bedard has surrendered three runs or fewer in 18 of his last 19 outings. He leads the majors with 207 strikeouts, ranks fourth in the AL in ERA and has the lowest opponent batting average at .210."
Good luck with that, Texas. Go O's.