Tuesday Red Sox Travesty – 10/2

Jon Lester (L), David Phelps (R)

After being spanked last night, the Boston Red Sox look to play spoiler tonight in the second game of a three-game set with the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

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 Yankees television market, you can catch the game on YES. If you don’t live in either market you are in luck as well as the MLB Network will coverage of the game (outside of Red Sox and Yankees televison markets). If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.

Jon Lester looks to do what Clay Buchholz couldn’t do last night and that’s finish strong in his 33rd and final start of 2012. In his previous 32 starts, Lester is 9-14 with a 4.94 ERA. He’s made four starts against the Yankees this year and is 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA. Lester has made 21 career starts against the Evil Empire and is 9-4 with a 4.27 ERA. 12 of those starts have come in the Bronx where he is 7-2 with a 3.70 ERA.

David Phelps takes the start for a struggling Ivan Nova as he looks to help the Yanks clinch the AL East tonight in his 11th start (33rd appearance). In his previous 32 appearances (10 starts), Phelps is 4-4 with a 3.34 ERA. His four career appearances (two starts) against the Red Sox have come this season in which he is 1-1 with a 3.44 ERA.

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Here are today’s lineups:

Boston Red Sox69-91 New York Yankees93-67
1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 1. Derek Jeter SS
2. Dustin Pedroia 2B 2. Nick Swisher RF
3. Daniel Nava LF 3. Alex Rodriguez 3B
4. Cody Ross RF 4. Mark Teixeira 1B
5. James Loney 1B 5. Robinson Cano 2B
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 6. Russell Martin RF
7. Ryan Lavarnway DH 7. Curtis Granderson CF
8. Pedro Ciriaco 3B 8. Eduardo Nunez DH
9. Jose Iglesias SS 9. Ichiro Suzuki LF
Jon Lester SP David Phelps SP

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

Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees batter/pitcher matchups



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Pedroia playing with broken finger [rob bradford – weei.com]

Another accuser comes forward against Fitzpatrick [csn new england]

Red Sox managerial search to start with Farrell [csn new england]

Pedroia: Many reasons why I’m playing with a broken finger [csn new england]

Ellsbury back in lineup after missing last week [csn new england]

Pedroia in lineup despite broken finger [espn boston]

Some Red Sox minor league updates [extra bases]

Pedroia will play against Yankees, despite broken finger [extra bases]

Dustin Pedroia: Jacoby Ellsbury ‘doesn’t have to answer anything’ [full count]

Stats, sorry Sox and Sterling [lee lewis – republican-american]

Report: Orioles Weren’t Happy With Red Sox Lineup on Monday Night [nesn.com]

Alex Rodriguez Is Only Marginally Hotter Than Jose Iglesias With Bat, According to Bill James’ Temperature Gauge [nesn.com]

Dustin Pedroia Working to Set Example for His Younger Teammates by Playing Through Broken Finger [nesn.com]

Adam Greenberg’s Resiliency Impressive to Ex-Teammate Rich Hill, Who Calls Comeback ‘Great Thing for Baseball’ [nesn.com]

Bobby Valentine Indirectly Calls Jacoby Ellsbury Platoon Player, Defends Decision to Sit Him on Monday [nesn.com]

Compare — except there’s no comparison — these two lineups [projo sox blog]

Matsuzaka to make what likely will be final Red Sox start [projo sox blog]

Ellsbury a platoon player? Valentine explains rationale [projo sox blog]

Pedroia playing through broken finger [projo sox blog]

Lester looks to spoils Yanks’ division title dreams [redsox.com]

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