Afternoon Red Sox Delight – 5/22

Felix Doubront (L), Brian Matusz (R)

After coming back last night for an 8-6 win, the Boston Red Sox look to extend their winning streak to four games in the second game of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles television market, you can catch the game on MASN 2. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.

Felix Doubront looks to keep things going for the Red Sox in his ninth start of 2012. In his previous eight starts, Doubront is 4-1 with a 4.09 ERA. He has not faced the Orioles in 2012 and had no record with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/2 IP) against them in 2011. Overall, he’s made three career appearances against the O’s and has no record with a 6.00 ERA (2 ER/3 IP). He’s made one of those appearances at Camden Yards where he allowed two runs in an inning of work.

Lefty Brian Matusz also makes his ninth start of the 2012 season for the first place Orioles. In his previous eight starts, Matusz is 3-4 with a 5.36 ERA. He has not faced the Red Sox in 2012 and took the loss in his only start of 2011 against them when he allowed six runs in 1.2 innings of work. Matusz has made six career starts against the Red Sox and is 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA.

Click on the read more button below to see today’s lineups, batter/pitcher matchups and links from the day if you’re on the home page.

Here are today’s lineups:

Boston Red Sox21-21 Baltimore Orioles27-16
1. Mike Aviles SS 1. Robert Andino 2B
2. Dustin Pedroia 2B 2. J.J. Hardy SS
3. David Ortiz DH 3. Nick Markakis RF
4. Adrian Gonzalez RF 4. Adam Jones CF
5. Kevin Youkilis 1B 5. Matt Wieters C
6. Will Middlebrooks 3B 6. Wilson Betemit 1B
7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 7. Chris Davis DH
8. Daniel Nava LF 8. Steven Tolleson 3B
9. Marlon Byrd CF 9. Xavier Avery LF
Felix Doubront SP Brian Matusz SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against today’s starting pitchers:

Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles batter/pitcher matchups

Notes: As you can see from the lineup, Youk has been activated from the 15-day DL. Ryan Sweeney will go on 7-day DL for concussions to make room for Youk on the 25-man roster. Scott Podsednik has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket. Cody Ross was placed on the  15-day DL retroactively to Saturday. To make room on the 40-man roster for Podsednik, Daisuke Matsuzaka was moved to the 60-day DL.


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Ortiz Latest Example Of Red Sox Stars Detached From Reality [CBS Boston]

How rookie Will Middlebrooks’ veteran move altered last night’s game [Clubhouse Insider]

Best foot forward: Cody Ross’ injury may not be as bad as feared [Clubhouse Insider]

A curt Youkilis has his game face on [Clubhouse Insider]

Ortiz: I don’t give a expletive what they call leaders [CSN New England]

Sox activate Youkilis, call up Podsednik, place Ross on DL [CSN New England]

On Papi’s angry answers [CSN New England]

Sox activate Youkilis and place him in lineup [CSN New England]

Ross’ injury may not be as bad as first feared [CSN New England]

Valentine: Gonzo won’t be in right every night [CSN New England]

Red Sox At-Bat Songs, Pitcher Entrance Music Ranges from Bon Jovi to Pitbull [Jenny Dell –]

What Ortiz was talking about last night [ESPN Boston]

Boston Red Sox activate Kevin Youkilis, keep Adrian Gonzalez in right field [ESPN Boston]

Video: Ross injury similar to Pedroia’s [ESPN Boston]

Boston Red Sox activate Kevin Youkilis, place Ryan Sweeney on seven-day disabled list [ESPN Boston]

Ross to DL; Podsednik activated [ESPN Boston]

Sox go for two straight vs. O’s [ESPN Boston]

Ask Nick: Should Gonzalez switch to outfield? [Extra Bases]

Ross may not be headed to disabled list [Extra Bases]

David Ortiz Is Proof That Red Sox Don’t Need a Captain and Baseball’s ‘C’ Is Unnecessary []

Bobby Valentine Getting Chance to Mix and Match With Relievers As Starters Continue to Improve [Don Orsillo –]

Raise your hand if . . . [Projo Sox Blog]

Ongoing coverage of Red Sox prospects: Barnes, Boegarts, Middlebrooks, Ranaudo [Projo Sox Blog]

Red Sox thinking creatively in OF [Projo Sox Blog]

Ross hits DL, but Sox optimistic about timetable [Projo Sox Blog]

Doubront looks to put Red Sox above .500 []

Evans representing Sox at next month’s Draft []

Gonzalez gets outfield start as Youk returns []

Valentine: Ross ‘not as bad as we thought’ [Alex Speier –]

For Tides manager’s daughter, Youkilis came through [The Virginian-Pilot]

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