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Gameday Thread: Red Sox (24-17) @ O's (19-19)

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Today's Starting Pitchers GS IP ERA WHIP BAA BB K W-L
Josh Beckett - RH 6 41.1 3.70 0.94 .204 8 42 4-2
Jeremy Guthrie - RH 8 50.0 4.32 1.26 .242 16 32 1-3

Two-game series. They're a lot better than us. Back at home. Beckett's good. Guthrie was good (2.41 ERA) but lucky (1.45 WHIP) in three starts against Boston last year (0-0). Beckett was outstanding (2.28/0.97) in three starts at Camden Yards last season (3-0).

We (.244 AVG) can't (.314 OBP) hit (.383 SLG) at all (.697 team OPS). This could be no fun whatsoever.

Take a look at these lineups. This is a gross mismatch.

Red Sox AB AVG OBP HR RBI
1 Coco Crisp - CF 86 .314 .341 2 10
2 Dustin Pedroia - 2B 171 .304 .342 1 20
3 David Ortiz - DH 150 .240 .341 7 29
4 Manny Ramirez - LF 148 .304 .383 8 26
5 Mike Lowell - 3B 90 .278 .320 3 9
6 Kevin Youkilis - 1B 149 .322 .400 8 30
7 J.D. Drew - RF 113 .301 .403 3 17
8 Jason Varitek - C 107 .252 .322 3 14
9 Alex Cora - SS 11 .727 .769 0 0
Orioles AB AVG OBP HR RBI
1 Brian Roberts - 2B 144 .257 .341 3 15
2 Freddie Bynum - SS 16 .313 .313 0 0
3 Nick Markakis - RF 135 .267 .400 7 17
4 Aubrey Huff - 3B 141 .262 .329 6 23
5 Kevin Millar - 1B 141 .234 .314 5 19
6 Luke Scott - DH 110 .264 .344 1 10
7 Adam Jones - CF 130 .223 .271 2 11
8 Jay Payton - LF 71 .225 .257 2 5
9 Guillermo Quiroz - C 31 .194 .306 1 3

Let's go, O's.