After taking the first game of a 4-game set last night, the Boston Red Sox look to make it 2 in-a-row against the Detroit Tigers.
The game this evening will start at 7:10 PM EDT and will be televised in the Red Sox television market on NESN. If you live in the Tiger’s television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports Detroit. 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.
After giving up a home run to Alex Rodriguez to win the game on Friday night in his MLB debut, Junichi Tazawa looks to make an impression on Red Sox Nation. He’s had just the one appearance and is 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA. In 20 starts between Portland and Pawtucket, he was 9-7 with a 2.55 ERA.
The youngest player in the big leagues, Rick Porcello, starts tonight for Jim Leyland and the Tigers. He has made 20 starts this season and is 10-7 with a 4.30 ERA.He’s faced the Red Sox once this season and in his career and is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA. He gave up 3 runs in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss back on June 2nd.
Tazawa makes first major league start tonight [Extra Bases]
Report: Smoltz clears waivers [Extra Bases]
Wakefield to return next week? [Extra Bases]
Rehab start for Wakefield [Clubhouse Insider]
After 14 years, Wakefield heads back to Pawtucket [Full Count]
For Tigers, tonight’s opponent Tazawa is one that got away [Projo Sox Blog]
Updated: Wakefield will make rehab start for PawSox [Projo Sox Blog]
N.Y. columnist says ESPN is taking it easy on Big Papi [Projo Sox Blog]
Some pitching options for the Sox should things go wrong [Hacks with Haggs]
Tazawa gets a re-do; Rookie gets his first start tonight [Batter-up with Bruno]
|1. Curtis Granderson||CF||1. Jacoby Ellsbury||CF|
|2. Placido Polanco||2B||2. Dustin Pedroia||2B|
|3. Clete Thomas||LF||3. Victor Martinez||1B|
|4. Miguel Cabrera||1B||4. Kevin Youkilis||3B|
|5. Carlos Guillen||DH||5. David Ortiz||DH|
|6. Magglio Ordonez||RF||6. Jason Bay||LF|
|7. Alex Avila||C||7. J.D. Drew||RF|
|8. Brandon Inge||3B||8. Jason Varitek||C|
|9. Ramon Santiago||SS||9. Nick Green||SS|
|Rick Porcello||SP||Junichi Tazawa||SP|
And here is how the hitters have fared against tonight’s starting pitchers. No one on the Tigers has faced Tazawa.