First Pitch: Friday 2:20, Saturday 7:15, Sunday 8:00
Arms: Friday: Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP (0-1, 7.20 ERA) vs. Ryan Dempster, RHP (2-3, 2.31 ERA)
Saturday: Jon Lester, LHP (3-4, 4.57 ERA) vs. Jeff Samardzija, RHP (5-4, 3.96 ERA)
Sunday: Josh Beckett, RHP (4-7, 4.14 ERA) vs. Paul Maholm, LHP (4-5, 4.91 ERA)
The Red Sox took 2-of-3 from the Cubs at Fenway last May. Salty homered in each of the victories, but took a back seat to Gonzo's performance. Adrian Gonzalez went 11-for-15 in the series, with a double and 4 RBI, with all 4 RBI coming in game 1. Overall, the Sox had a very good offensive series.
Laser Show: David Ortiz
Don't Fall Behind: Ryan Dempster
His record does not reflect how well he is pitching this season. He hasn't received the run support he deserved and the Red Sox cannot allow him to keep the score down. The Sox will need to attack early with Dice-K on the mound, because we know he won't keep the Cubs off of the scoreboard.
How we see it goin' down
The Cubs suck and the Red Sox should have the upper hand. I would say sweep, but Dice-K squashes all thoughts of that. The Red Sox will win another series, with a probable loss today and winning the next 2.