Coming off of a 4-3 homestand, the Boston Red Sox head south to Camden Yards for a three-game weekend matchup with the Baltimore Orioles.
Tonight's game will start at 7:05 p.m. and will be shown on NESN in the Red Sox television market. The game will be shown on MASN in the Orioles television market. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to the game on the 2010 Red Sox radio network.
Clay Buchholz looks for his ninth road win in a row for Terry Francona and the Red Sox. He's been the most consistent Red Sox starter this season as he is 7-3 with a 2.73 ERA in ten starts. Buchholz hasn't faced the Orioles in 2010 but he's made seven appearances (six starts) against the Orioles in his career and is 4-2 with a 4.21 ERA. In four appearances (three starts) at Camden Yards, Buchholz is 2-1 with a 7.63 ERA.
Chris Tillman makes his second start since being called up on May 29th by the Orioles. In his first start out against the Blue Jays, he received a no decision after allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings. He's never faced the Red Sox in his career.
Lineups, batter/pitcher matchups, and links after the jump.
Just as the Boston Red Sox are getting ready to come to town, Captain Kirk Dave Trembley has been relieved of his duties as commander of the USS Enterprise with the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles are off to a MLB-worst 15-39 start to the 2010 season.
Ironically enough, four of those 15 wins this season have come against the Red Sox including a three-game sweep the last time the Red Sox were in Camden Yards.
Third base coach Juan Samuel will take over as interim manager of the Orioles for the time being.no comments
It's not too often that a team like the Boston Red Sox belts out 18 hits and loses. But that's exactly what happened in yesterday's 9-8 loss to the Oakland Athletics yesterday. Yes the Red Sox took 2-of-3 from the A's but yesterday's result may have been different which leads to me to the following question.
Who went ahead made Tim Bogar a combination of Wendell Kim and Dale Svuem?
Bogar is in his first year of coaching third base for the Red Sox and at times he's made some good decisions and other times, he's made some bad decisions. During two different points of the game yesterday, Bogar made two bad decisions.
The first one happened in the 3rd inning.
Victor Martinez, who by the way is still hobbled by a bad toe, led off the inning with a single. Kevin Youkilis followed that with a shot off the Green Monster and instead of holding up VMart at third, Bogar sent him and he was gunned down at the plate. And oh by the way, the red-hot Adrian Beltre was on deck.
The second time Bogar screwed up came just an inning later.
Darnell McDonald led off with a single and then on a pick-off attempt banged his knee on the ground. He stayed in the game and would go to second on a Bill Hall single. Jeremy Hermida followed that with a single to right and yes you guessed it, Bogar sent the hobbled McDonald home. McDonald was thrown out at the plate by a great throw from Gabe Gross in right field. I've seen Gross play in the minors and I don't remember too many people running on him.
Here's the video of said plays:
While I'm not going to say those two runs cost the Red Sox the game because it would have made it 10-9, what I will say is it did cost the Red Sox the game because it could have changed the momentum of the game. Runners on second and third with no outs is a lot better than a runner on third and no outs. The same goes with having the bases loaded with no outs.
Instead of heading out on a seven-game road trip with a five-game winning streak, the Red Sox now head to Baltimore winners of four of their last five games. That's still pretty good in my book. And lest us not forget that the Red Sox were swept the last time they were in Baltimore.
We'll be back later today with tonight's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups, links and news of the day but for now enjoy the plethora of overnight links.
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UConn Football links
Hicks, Dixon to Colonials [Chip Malafronte - New Haven Register]
Huskies Back At It On Their Own This Week [Desmond Conner - Hartford Courant]
Hartford Colonials Add More UConn Flavor With Mike Hicks [Desmond Conner - Hartford Courant]
The Big East's most irreplaceable players [ESPN.com - Big East Blog]
Who's fully stocked in the Big East? [ESPN.com -Big East Blog]
Video: Defensive player of the year [ESPN.com - Big East Blog]
Hicks signs with UFL’s Colonials [Neill Ostrout - CT Post]
Other UConn related links
Baseball: Huskies Prepare to Take on Oregon Friday Night [UConnHuskies.com]
Nappo gets start for UConn [Hartford Courant]
Norwich Regional NCAA tournament baseball capsules [New Haven Register]
Huskies have spring in their step [Norwich Bulletin]
Huskies set sights on World Series berth [The Republican-American]
Huskies hosting NCAA Regional [Nashua Telegraph]
At UConn, success makes baseball fun again [New York Times]
Ducks to face Connecticut in first regional game Friday [Oregon Daily Emerald]
2010 NCAA Regional Previews: Norwich (CT) [The College Baseball Blog]
Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings are after the jump.no comments
Friday, June 4th @ 7:05 p.m.
Clay Buchholz, RHP (7-3, 2.73) vs Chris Tillman, RHP (0-0, 3.18)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Game Day Audio
Saturday, June 5th @ 7:05 p.m.
Jon Lester, LHP (6-2, 2.97) vs Jeremy Guthrie, RHP (3-5, 3.84)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Game Day Audio
Sunday, June 6th @ 1:35 p.m.
John Lackey, RHP (6-3, 4.95) vs Brian Matusz, LHP (2-6, 5.28)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Game Day Audiono comments
Boston Red Sox All-Star Pitcher Josh Beckett, Local Stars and Athletes Throw Strikes for Children at Fourth Annual Beckett Bowl Presented by Foxwoods Resort Casino
Star-Studded Lineup of Boston’s Hottest Celebrities and Athletes Compete in Charity Bowling Tournament to Benefit Children’s Hospital Boston
Famed Country Rocker Jason Aldean to Perform at the Absolut Beckett Bowl Concert presented by MGM Grand at Foxwoods at House of Blues Boston
BOSTON (June 3, 2010) – Boston Red Sox All-Star pitcher Josh Beckett will throw strikes of a different kind on July 29, when he hangs up his cleats and ties on a pair of bowling shoes at the fourth-annual Beckett Bowl presented by Foxwoods Resort Casino, a star-studded bowling tournament held at Lucky Strike Lanes in Boston.
The fun-filled evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a celebrity red-carpet event. The celebrity bowling tournament will kick-off at 7:15 p.m. and festivities will conclude with a concert by country music sensation Jason Aldean at the Absolut Beckett Bowl Concert presented by MGM Grand at Foxwoods at the House of Blues Boston.
A limited number of tickets for both the bowling tournament and after party concert will be on sale through www.ticketmaster.com this Saturday, June 5th at 10 am. Tickets to attend the bowling event and concert are $250 and tickets for the concert only are $40. Fans can purchase a VIP concert ticket for $125 which includes a meet & greet with Jason Aldean and a reserved seat at the House of Blues.
“We’re overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from the local sports and business communities over the last three years and especially thrilled to have Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods as our presenting sponsor and the return of Absolut as our title sponsor for the concert,” said Beckett. “As a result of our collective efforts, we are fortunate enough to raise funds that make a positive impact on the lives of kids served by Children’s Hospital Boston. I’m thrilled to be back for another Beckett Bowl to rally around these deserving children and make an even greater impact in the community.”
Local companies and individuals are invited to sponsor four-person bowling teams for the event. Each team will be joined by a celebrity teammate and compete for unique prize packages. For information on sponsoring a team, companies and individuals can call 617-338-2766 or visit www.beckettbowl.com.
The all-star lineup of celebrities participating in the 2010 Beckett Bowl includes current and past Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, and New England Revolution players, along with actors, comedians, musicians and celebrity chefs with New England ties.no comments
After taking the first two games, the Boston Red Sox will look to keep the momentum going and try to get a sweep of the Oakland A's this afternoon at Fenway Park.
This afternoon's game will start at 1:35 p.m. and will be shown on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the A's television market, you can catch the game on CSN California. And if you don't live in either market, you're in luck as the game will also be shown on the MLB Network. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to the game on the 2010 Red Sox radio network.
Tim Wakefield is making his 12th appearance and 8th start of the season for skipper Terry Francona. In his previous 11 appearances (seven starts), he is 1-3 with a 5.68 ERA. He made two starts in 2009 against the A's and was 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA (15 IP/ 3 ER). In 39 games (28 starts) against the A's, Wake is 11-6 with a 4.08 ERA. Since the 2004 season, Wake has seven quality starts against the A's.
Brett Anderson has made five starts for Bob Geren and the A's this season and just one since returning from the disabled list. In those five starts, he is 1-1 with a 2.35. He's made three starts against the Red Sox, with all of them coming in 2009 and he is 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA. Both of his wins came at Fenway Park where he had 1.80 ERA (15 IP/3 ER).
Keep reading for lineups, batter/pitcher matchups and pregame links.