This might be an ugly evening. The Orioles could really use a win in order to split the four-game set with the division-leading Red Sox. But Ubaldo Jimenez is on the bump. He stinks. The Boston offense is on fire. That's not good. How many runs will be allowed and how long will Jimenez's leash be?
Want more bad news? Jimenez's career ERA against the Red Sox is 7.25 over 12 starts. They have a batting average against of .294 and have hit seven home runs over 58.1 innings. Woo! And this time he doesn't even have his security blanket of Caleb Joseph. Instead, it is Francisco Pena, a man with nine MLB games under his belt, behind the dish.
This is gonna be juuuuuuust great!
|BOSTON RED SOX||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Mookie Betts - RF||Adam Jones - CF|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Hyun Soo Kim - LF|
|Xander Bogaerts - SS||Manny Machado - SS|
|David Ortiz - DH||Chris Davis - 1B|
|Hanley Ramirez - 1B||Mark Trumbo - RF|
|Travis Shaw - 3B||Pedro Alvarez - DH|
|Blake Swihart - LF||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Chris Young - CF||Ryan Flaherty - 3B|
|Christian Vazquez - C||Francisco Pena - C|
|Rick Porcello - RHP||Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP|