Morning Red Sox Delight – 7/20

Andrew Miller (L), Jake Arrieta (R)

After falling last night, the Boston Red Sox look to win the series in the rubber game of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this afternoon.

Today’s first pitch is scheduled for 12:35 p.m. and the game will be broadcast in the Red Sox television market on NESN. If you live in the Orioles television market, you can watch the game on MASN. And if you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to the game on the 2011 Red Sox Radio Network.

Andrew Miller looks to put his control issues behind him in his 6th start of the season. In his previous five starts, Miller is 3-1 with a 5.68 ERA. His lone start against the Orioles this season came two starts ago when he allowed three runs in five innings to pick up the win on July 7th. He’s made two career starts against the Orioles and is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA (4 ER/12 IP). He’s never pitched at Camden Yards.

Jake Arrieta goes in search of his 10th win in his 20th start of 2011 for the Orioles. In his previous 19 starts, Arrieta is 9-6 with a 5.10 ERA. In his lone start against the Red Sox in 2011 back on July 7th, he allowed five runs (four earned) in 4.1 innings to take the loss. He’s made two career starts against the Red Sox and is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (7 ER/9.1 IP).

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

Here are this evening’s lineups:

Boston Red Sox58-37 Baltimore Orioles39-55
1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 1. J.J. Hardy SS
2. Dustin Pedroia 2B 2. Nick Markakis RF
3. Adrian Gonzalez DH 3. Adam Jones CF
4. Kevin Youkilis 1B 4. Matt Wieters DH
5. Josh Reddick RF 5. Derrek Lee 1B
6. Carl Crawford LF 6. Mark Reynolds 3B
7. Marco Scutaro SS 7. Nolan Reimold LF
8. Jason Varitek C 8. Robert Andino 2B
9. Yamaico Navarro
3B 9. Craig Tatum C
Andrew Miller SP Jake Arrieta SP

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

Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles batter/pitcher matchups

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Video: State of the Nation with Gordon Edes [ESPN Boston]

J.D. Drew could be playing way to Boston Red Sox bench [ESPN Boston]

Lester getting his work in [Extra Bases]

Varitek charity putt-putt event tomorrow [Extra Bases]

Source: Sox ‘not pursuing anyone aggressively right now’ [Full Count]

Source: Beltran has not waived no-trade clause [Full Count]

Humble Gonzalez just wants his team to win [MASN.com]

Red Sox Mailbag: Dustin Pedroia the Likeliest Candidate to Be Red Sox Captain One Day [NESN.com]

Josh Reddick’s Start Over J.D. Drew Could Be First of Many Tough Decisions for Terry Francona Heading Down the Stretch [NESN.com]

Red Sox Wise to Let Jon Lester Avoid the Heat on Friday [NESN.com]

Video: Red Sox First Baseman Adrian Gonzalez Not Concerned By Recent Slump [NESN.com]

Red Sox on List New York Mets Give Carlos Beltran of Interested Teams, No Movement on Ubaldo Jimenez [NESN.com]

Video: Red Sox Left-Hander Andrew Miller Growing Comfortable With Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia [NESN.com]

PawSox notes: Doubront OK, Sutton back, Hottovy waiting [Projo Sox Blog]

Lester on track for Monday [Projo Sox Blog]

Miller, Arrieta share same goal in series finale [RedSox.com]

Photo credits: AP Photo, AP Photo

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