First Pitch: Thursday 7:10, Friday 7:10, Saturday 7:10, Sunday 1:35
Arms: Thursday: Derek Lowe, RHP (4-1, 2.39 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett, RHP (2-3, 4.45 ERA)
Friday: Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP (3-2, 4.04 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (3-1, 9.09 ERA)
Saturday: Josh Tomlin, RHP (1-2, 4.67 ERA) vs. Felix Doubront, LHP (2-1, 5.29 ERA)
Sunday: Justin Masterson, RHP (1-2, 4.89 ERA) vs. Daniel Bard, RHP (2-4, 4.83 ERA)
The Red Sox and Indians split a 4-game series at Fenway in early August. The Sox won the middle 2 games on walk-off's, while losing games 1 and 4. Masterson continued his dominance of the Sox, by striking out 9 batters over 6 innings, improving to 3-0 against Boston.
Laser Show: David Ortiz
Don't Fall Behind: Justin Masterson
The Red Sox killer. Masterson has never lost to the Sox, going 3-0, with a 1.95 ERA, and 21 K's, over 27 2/3 innings. I would like the Sox to put an end to that, but the odds are in Masterson's favor.
How we see it goin' down
Cleveland is playing good ball, and will probably hold a lead for a majority of the series. It is tough to get a 4-game sweep. I don't see the Sox sliding much more than they have and they will put up a good fight against the Indians. Boston has done nothing to warrant a prediction of a series split against the Tribe, but this will be the beginning of the transition.