First Pitch: Thursday 10:10, Friday 10:10, Saturday 10:10, Sunday 4:10
Arms: Thursday: Franklin Morales, LHP (1-1, 3.12 ERA) vs. Felix Hernandez, RHP (5-5, 3.36 ERA)
Friday: Aaron Cook, RHP (1-1, 9.39 ERA) vs. Hector Noesi, RHP (2-9, 5.50 ERA)
Saturday: Josh Beckett, RHP (4-7, 4.14 ERA) vs. Erasmo Ramirez, RHP (0-2, 4.18 ERA)
Sunday: Felix Doubront, LHP (8-4, 4.54 ERA) vs. Jason Vargas, LHP (7-7, 4.54 ERA)
The Mariners came into Fenway for a quick 2-game series in mid-May and they were dominated by the Sox. We saw the Daniel Nava we remembered in 2010 in game 1, as he re-introduced himself with a 2-run home run off of Jason Vargas. Kelly Shoppach added his first homer in the year in the 6-1, game 1 victory.
Mike Aviles took over in game 2, going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and RBI. David Ortiz added a homer, and the Sox shut out the Mariners 5-0 for the sweep.
Laser Show: David Ortiz
Don't Fall Behind: Felix Hernandez
Some may be fooled by his record, but he is still an excellent pitcher on a very bad team. Felix will get a lot of strikeouts and not fall behind too often. Franklin Morales better keep up with him because he will not get a lot of run support.
How we see it goin' down
The only hope the Mariners have is Felix Hernandez in the first game of the series. I am not sure if the Sox will get the best of him, but I am sure they will dominated the rest of the series. The Sox will probably drop tonight's game, but will win the final 3 for the series victory.