First Pitch: Friday 7:10, Saturday 7:15, Sunday 1:35
Arms: Friday: Jair Jurrjens, RHP (0-2, 9.37 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (4-4, 4.53 ERA)
Saturday: Randall Delgado, RHP (4-7, 4.12 ERA) vs. Franklin Morales, LHP (0-1, 3.14 ERA)
Sunday: Mike Minor, LHP (3-5, 6.04 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (8-2, 5.53 ERA)
The Red Sox and Braves last met on June 26-28, and the Sox came out on top with 2 wins and a series victory. Ortiz hit a home run in the series...that's about it.
Laser Show: David Ortiz & Will Middlebrooks
Don't Fall Behind: Randall Delgado & Mike Minor
Cody Ross is the only guy in the lineup that has seen these guys in the past and his numbers are pretty good. For the other Sox batters, new pitchers always seem to be a challenge. They might need an at-bat or two to feel these guys out and that could put the Sox in a tough spot if they fall behind.
How we see it goin' down
Atlanta is a much better team than the Cubs and Marlins and will not make things easy for the Sox and they just won 2 against the Yankees. The Red Sox do have the pitching advantage in the series which will persuade me to make the prediction of a 2-win series for the Sox. Part of me wants to say the Sox will drop 2, but I have a lot of confidence in the starters in this series.