Afternoon Red Sox Delight – 6/20

Ricky Nolasco (L), Felix Doubront (R)

After taking a 7-5 win last night, the Boston Red Sox look to take the series tonight in the middle game of a three-game set with the Miami Marlins at Historic Fenway Park.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Marlins television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports Florida. 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 the Red Sox above .500 in his 14th start of the season. In his previous 13 starts, Doubront is 7-3 with a 4.17 ERA. His lone career start against the Marlins came his last time out when he picked up the win after allowing two runs over seven innings one week ago.

Ricky Nolasco will try to get the Marlins back to .500 in his 14th start of 2012. In his previous 13 starts, Nolasco is 6-5 with a 4.37 ERA. He was matched up with Doubront his last time out and took the loss after allowing four runs (three earned) in six innings of work. Overall in his career, Nolasco has made two career starts against the Red Sox and is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA (4 ER/11 IP). He picked up the win in his lone Fenway start after allowing one run in five innings of work.

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

Here are today’s lineups:

Miami Marlins33-34 Boston Red Sox34-33
1. Jose Reyes SS 1. Daniel Nava LF
2. Hanley Ramirez 3B 2. Ryan Kalish CF
3. Giancarlo Stanton RF 3. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
4. Logan Morrison LF 4. David Ortiz DH
5. Justin Ruggiano CF 5. Kevin Youkilis 3B
6. Omar Infante 2B 6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
7. Austin Kearns DH 7. Cody Ross RF
8. Gaby Sanchez 1B 8. Mike Aviles SS
9. John Buck C 9. Nick Punto 2B
Ricky Nolasco SP Felix Doubront SP

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

Miami Marlins @ Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

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Why I won’t vote for Roger Clemens for the Hall of Fame [Boston Herald]

Boras: No talks of multi-year Ellsbury deal [Rob Bradford – WEEI.com]

Pedroia: Thumb incident ‘freaked me out’ [Rob Bradford – WEEI.com]

Thumb scare sidelines Dustin Pedroia for tonight’s game [Clubhouse Insider]

Olney stands by ‘toxic’ story ‘100 percent’ [CSN New England]

Pedroia: Thumb scare ‘freaked me out’ [CSN New England]

Pedroia injury not serious; not in lineup [ESPN Boston]

Bard to relieve for PawSox in ‘game situations’ [ESPN Boston]

OF Crawford, RHP Bailey nearing rehab stints [ESPN Boston]

Have the Red Sox flunked chemistry class? [Extra Bases]

Beyeler named to coach in Futures Game [Extra Bases]

Pedroia says he’s fine [Extra Bases]

Pregame Red Sox-Marlins notes from Fenway Park [Extra Bases]

Red Sox first-round pick Deven Marrero: ‘This is real now — I get to start my dream’ [Full Count]

Can Felix Doubront Win 20 Games This Season? [NESN.com]

Bobby Valentine Doing Good Job Juggling Moving Parts, But Health Remains Key to Red Sox’ Success [Don Orsillo – NESN.com]

Pedroia expects to be back on Thursday [Projo Sox Blog]

Red Sox try to remain on right path vs. Marlins [RedSox.com]

Red Sox give Pedroia night off to rest thumb [RedSox.com]

Red Sox agree to terms with top pick Marrero [RedSox.com]

Amid more drama, can Red Sox finally turn the corner? [SI.com]

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