Today’s Matchup: Braves @ Red Sox (May 27, 1:05 pm)

Today's game starts at 1:05 pm EST. Pitching Matchup Atlanta: RHP Mike Foltynewicz: 3-3; 2.72 Boston: LHP Chris Sale: 5-1; 2.17 ERA After a heartbreaking loss for the Braves (and a great come from behind victory for the Red Sox), Mike Foltynewicz takes the mound today for Atlanta. There are some signs Foltynewicz seems to have put it together this year, allowing 2 runs or less in 9 of his 10 starts. His K/9 is up to 10.53 this year, easily a career high. However, SIERA is not kind to him, nor are FIP or xFIP all of which [...]

By | 2018-05-27T13:11:31-04:00 May 27th, 2018|Tonight's Matchup|0 Comments

J.D. Martinez Ties For Team Lead with 16th Home Run, then Mookie Betts Hits His 17th

During tonight's matchup with the Braves, J.D. Martinez went deep once again to tie Mookie Betts for the team (and league) lead. But Betts quickly turned around and sent his 17th home run of the season over the green monster. With the Braves up 2-0 and Teheran ahead 0-2 in the count, Martinez was patient and didn't chase the low slider or the high fastball (though neither were that close to the zone in all fairness). With the count 2-2, Martinez got a low inside curveball and sent it over the Monster. Two batters later, Bogaerts went deep for [...]

By | 2018-05-25T22:33:29-04:00 May 25th, 2018|Player News, Team News, Tonight's Matchup|0 Comments

Tonight’s Matchup – Braves @ Red Sox (May 25, 2018)

Tonight's Pitching Matchup: Julio Teheran: 4-1; 4.17 ERA Eduardo Rodriguez: 4-1; 4.13 ERA In terms of pitching matchups, it doesn't get much more even then tonight in terms of the numbers. While Teheran and Rodriguez get the job done very differently, and throw with opposite arms, these pitchers find themselves with similar results at this point in the season. While Rodriguez hasn't been amazing, in 9 starts he's gone 4-1 with a respectable 4.13 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. His outings have been short, both by design and ineffectiveness, as he's averaging just over 5 innings per start. But while [...]

By | 2018-05-25T16:40:35-04:00 May 25th, 2018|Tonight's Matchup|0 Comments

Tonight’s Game: Red Sox vs. Rays (May 24, 2018)

The Pitching Matchup Porcello vs. Snell Rick Porcello has been fantastic in 2018 and is on pace to come pretty close to his Cy Young award winning numbers. Those numbers will not win him the Cy Young in 2018, but they are incredibly strong. The Red Sox brought in retired sinkerball pitcher and Red Sox alumni Derek Lowe to work with Porcello and the results have been there. His HR/9 are way down to 0.71. His strikeout rate is a career high 24.4%. His ground ball percentage is back up to 48.3% after a down year last year where [...]

By | 2018-05-25T15:37:51-04:00 May 24th, 2018|Tonight's Matchup|0 Comments