Friday Red Sox Travesty – 9/28

Aaron Cook (L), Chris Tillman (R)

After a day off on Thursday, the Boston Red Sox head out on the the road for the final six games of their miserable 2012 season. They’ll kick it off tonight with the first 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. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.

Aaron Cook toes the rubber for the 18th tim in what most likely will be the final time in a Red Sox uniform this season. In his previous 17 starts, Cook is 4-10 with a 5.13 ERA. His three career starts against the Orioles have come this season in which he is 0-2 with an 8.78 ERA. He took the loss in his lone Camden Yards start where he allowed two earned runs in 5.1 innings of work.

Chris Tillman makes his 14th start of 2012 for skipper Buck Showalter. In his previous 13 starts, Tillman is 8-2 with a 3.08 ERA. He’s made two starts against the visiting nine from Boston this season and has no record with a 3.38 ERA (4 ER/10.2 IP). Tillman has made four career starts against the Red Sox and is 0-1 with a 4.24 ERA.

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Here are today’s lineups:

Boston Red Sox69-87 Baltimore Orioles89-67
1. Scott Podsednik CF 1. Nate McLouth LF
2. Pedro Ciriaco 3B 2. J.J. Hardy SS
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 3. Chris Davis RF
4. Cody Ross RF 4. Adam Jones CF
5. James Loney 1B 5. Jim Thome DH
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia DH 6. Mark Reynolds 1B
7. Ryan Lavarnway C 7. Manny Machado 3B
8. Daniel Nava LF 8. Ryan Flaherty 2B
9. Jose Iglesias SS 9. Taylor Teagarden C
Aaron Cook SP Chris Tillman 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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Varitek: Not saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to managing [rob bradford –]

Varitek starts his new career with Red Sox [csn new england]

Leiter warned Bobby V about Beckett [espn boston]

Jason Varitek reflects on a new role with the Red Sox [extra bases]

Ellsbury out again, but not shut down [extra bases]

Francona interested in the Indians [extra bases]

Red Sox Notes: An infamous anniversary; Jacoby Ellsbury nears return; Will Middlebrooks hits off a tee [full count]

Varitek on duties as special assistant: ‘It’s a huge gray area’ [projo sox blog]

Middlebrooks takes first swings since injury [projo sox blog]

Valentine: Ellsbury “should be in there tomorrow” [projo sox blog]

Overhauled Red Sox not out for revenge against Baltimore [projo sox blog]

Sox can turn tables on AL Wild Card-leading O’s []

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