The Boston Red Sox will look to pick up their fourth straight win tonight in the middle game of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Tonight’s first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast in the Red Sox television market on NESN. If you live in the Orioles television market, you can watch the game on MASN. And if you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to the game on the 2011 Red Sox Radio Network.
Kyle Weiland will make his second start for the Red Sox and it will be against the same team he faced his first time out. In that outing against the Orioles, Weiland allowed six runs in 4+ innings of work. He was ejected from the game in top of the 5th when he hit Vladimir Guerrero in the hand after warnings had been issued earlier in the game. This should be his final start as Jon Lester is scheduled to return from the DL on July 25th which would be Weiland’s next turn through the rotation.
Jeremy Guthrie looks to help end the losing skid for the Orioles in his 22nd appearance (20th start) of 2011. In his previous 21 appearances (19 starts), Guthrie is 3-13 with a 4.45 ERA. He’s made two appearances (one start) against the Red Sox in 2011 and is 0-1 with a 0.96 ERA (1 ER/9.1 IP). He’s made 17 career appearances (15 starts) against the Red Sox and is 1-8 with a 4.55 ERA.
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Here are this evening’s lineups:
|1. Jacoby Ellsbury||CF||1. Matt Angle||LF|
|2. Dustin Pedroia||2B||2. J.J. Hardy||SS|
|3. Adrian Gonzalez||1B||3. Nick Markakis||RF|
|4. Kevin Youkilis||3B||4. Adam Jones||CF|
|5. Josh Reddick||LF||5. Matt Wieters||C|
|6. Carl Crawford||DH||6. Derrek Lee||1B|
|7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia||C||7. Mark Reynolds||3B|
|8. J.D. Drew||RF||8. Nolan Reimold||DH|
|9. Marco Scutaro||SS||9. Blake Davis||2B|
|Kyle Weiland||SP||Jeremy Guthrie||SP|
And here is how the hitters have fared against tonight’s starting pitchers:
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Pregame notes: Clay Buchholz progressing, Bobby Jenks gets injection [Clubhouse Insider]
Wheeler working toward relevance [CSNNE.com]
Notes: Buchholz (back) eyes Friday mound session [CSNNE.com]
Rumor Central: Sox interested in Jimenez? [ESPN Boston]
Tito mixes, matches at DH [ESPN Boston]
Hell yeah, Red Sox pitchers like beer [Extra Bases]
Pedroia or Cano? It’s clear at the moment [Extra Bases]
New podcast: The right stuff [Extra Bases]
Chat with former Red Sox pitcher Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee [Extra Bases]
Pregame notes from Baltimore [Extra Bases]
The Red Sox rotation in context: A fatal weakness? [Full Count]
Red Sox Pregame Notes: Buchholz getting closer [Full Count]
Seamless Transition for Lavarnway [PawSox.com]
Would it be stunning if Jonathan Papelbon stayed? [Projo Sox Blog]
Sleepless — but not winless — in Baltimore [Projo Sox Blog]
Jose Iglesias expected back Thursday [Projo Sox Blog]
Francona using DH to provide rest [Projo Sox Blog]
Friday test awaits Buchholz [Projo Sox Blog]
Jenks receives PRP injection [Projo Sox Blog]
Weiland, Guthrie will try to keep bats in check [RedSox.com]
Players of the Week, 7/11-7/17: David Chester & Keith Couch [SoxProspects.com]