After a rough 2014 season, the Boston Red Sox look to rebound as they open up the 2015 season against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Cardinals television market, you can catch the game on NBC 10. And if you can’t catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2015 Red Sox Radio Network.
Clay Buchholz makes his first career Opening Day start for the Red Sox. Buchholz made 28 starts in 2014 and was 8-11 with a 5.34 ERA. Today marks his first career start against the Phillies and at Citizens Bank Park.
Cole Hamels, a subject of trade rumors during the offseason, makes his second career Opening Day start. Hamels made 30 starts in 2014 and was 9-9 with a 2.46 ERA. He last faced the Red Sox in 2012 when he picked up the win after allowing three runs in six innings of work. He’s made five career starts against the visiting nine and is 4-0 with a 1.97 ERA.
|1. Mookie Betts||CF||1. Ben Revere||LF|
|2. Dustin Pedroia||2B||2. Odubel Herrera||CF|
|3. David Ortiz||1B||3. Chase Utley||2B|
|4. Hanley Ramirez||LF||4. Ryan Howard||1B|
|5. Pablo Sandoval||3B||5. Carlos Ruiz||C|
|6. Shane Victorino||RF||6. Grady Sizemore||RF|
|7. Xander Bogaerts||SS||7. Cody Asche||3B|
|8. Ryan Hanigan||C||8. Freddy Galvis||SS|
|9. Clay Buchholz||P||9. Cole Hamels||P|
|Clay Buchholz||SP||Cole Hamels||SP|
Here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers.
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