Last night was an embarrassment to offenses. The Orioles only managed two hits and three total base runners. In fact, there were more rain delays that runs scored in the entire game. That has to be some kind of record for a game that went all nine innings.
Tonight, the birds look to the south paw Chen to take care of a team he has struggled with in the past. Pedroia is the killer, having gone 12-for-24 in his career against Chen.
Boston counters with de la Rosa, who will be making just his third start of the year. His only previous action against Baltimore came last September. He went two-thirds of an inning, giving up one hit and one run.
The skies look gray again tonight but the rain should hold off until after this one wraps up. It would be big for the O's to take a series from a division rival and stay above .500. As always, it would be nice if the pitcher could go more than five innings.
|Baltimore Orioles||Boston Red Sox|
|RF Nick Markakis (L)||LF Brock Holt (L)|
|LF Steve Pearce (R)||3B Xander Bogaerts (R)|
|CF Adam Jones (R)||2B Dustin Pedroia (R)|
|DH Nelson Cruz (R)||DH David Ortiz (L)|
|1B Chris Davis (L)||1B Mike Napoli (R)|
|SS J.J. Hardy (R)||RF Jonny Gomes (R)|
|3B Manny Machado (R)||C A.J. Pierzynski (L)|
|2B Jonathan Schoop (R)||SS Jonathan Herrera (S)|
|C Nick Hundley (R)||CF Jackie Bradley Jr. (L)|
|LHP Wei-Yin Chen||RHP Rubby de la Rosa|