Last night at the new Yankee Stadium, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees for the 4th straight time. Tonight, the visiting nine from Boston looks to make it five straight.
Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 7:05 PM and you can catch the game on NESN in the Red Sox television market or on YES in the Yankees television market. And if the television isn’t your cup of tea, you can catch the game on one of the many affiliates of the Red Sox Radio Network.
Josh Beckett gets the ball for Terry Francona tonight and had a rough outing against the Yanks his last time out. He gave up 8 runs on 10 hits and 4 walks over 5.0 innings but did not earn a decision in Boston’s 16-11 win over New York at Fenway Park. He is 2-2 with a 7.22 ERA in 5 starts this season and is 7-4 with a 5.90 in 13 lifetime starts against the Yanks. At the old Yankee Stadium, Beckett was 4-2 with a 5.66 ERA in 6 starts.
Joba Chamberlain will look to get Joe Girardi and the Yankees a win tonight. Last time out, Chamberlain limited Boston to 1 earned run in 5 1/3 innings despite allowing a career-high 9 hits and didn’t factor in decision as the Red Sox won 5-4 on a Kevin Youkilis walk-off homer in the 11th. In 3 career starts against the Red Sox, Chamberlain is 1-0 with a 1.96 ERA.
Red Sox expect Beckett to be himself [RedSox.com]
Confusion costs fans at Yankee Stadium [Extra Bases]
Beckett’s Struggles With Baserunners [Full Count]
Lester, the southpaw strikeout king [Full Count]
Are Red Sox, Yanks, Tigers abusing DL rules? [Projo Sox Blog]
State of the Sox: Thoughts on Penny & Lugo [Lou Merloni – CSN]
Youk out again with back injury [Projo Sox Blog]
Posada loss big for Yankees [Extra Bases]
Youkilis out again [Extra Bases]
Feliz Cinco de Mayo! [Center Field]
Here are the starting lineups for tonight’s game:
|1. Jacoby Ellsbury||CF||1. Derek Jeter||SS|
|2. Dustin Pedroia||2B||2. Johnny Damon||LF|
|3. David Ortiz||DH||3. Mark Teixeira||1B|
|4. Jason Bay||LF||4. Hideki Matsui||DH|
|5. Mike Lowell||3B||5. Robinson Cano||2B|
|6. J.D. Drew||RF||6. Nick Swisher||RF|
|7. Jeff Bailey||1B||7. Melky Cabrera||CF|
|8. Jason Varitek||C||8. Ramiro Pena||3B|
|9. Nick Green||SS||9. Jose Molina||C|
|Josh Beckett||SP||Joba Chamberlain||SP|
And here is how the hitters have fared against tonight’s starting pitchers: