First Pitch: Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 7:10
Arms: Tuesday: Colby Lewis, RHP (1-0, 1.42 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (0-1, 2.40 ERA)
Wednesday: Derek Holland, LHP (1-0, 3.38 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett, RHP (1-1, 5.68 ERA)Yard: Fenway Park Watch it: NESN (NESN/ESPN 2 - Wed.) Hear it: WEEI
The Texas Rangers are responsible for beginning the Great Collapse of 2011. The Rangers were in Boston for a 3-game set from September 2-4. It was ugly. The Sox came away with a 12-7 victory in the middle game, but were out-scored 21-4 in the other two games. I won't get into any further details.
Laser Show: David Ortiz
Don't Fall Behind: Holland and Lewis
The Sox did very well against a good Rays rotation, for the most part. They might not be so lucky against Holland and Lewis. These guys are good and their teammates are a killer at the plate. If the Sox have any shot at beating the Rangers they have give Holland and Lewis the same treatment as Price and Hellickson received.
How we see it goin' down
The Sox are looking much better, but the Rangers are looking great. Aside from game 4 of the Rays series, the Sox are looking good. I expect a couple of pitching duels resulting in a series split.