Red Sox vs. Rays 1:05
Jake Peavy will be pitching for the Red Sox. Peavy has had 4 quality starts in 3 attempts. His record currently stands at 1-0 when he should easily have 4 wins to his credit. Peavy's has an identical ERA against lefties as he does righties (2.87). His most recent start was his best. He went 7 innings and gave up 1 run on 5 hits while collecting 7 strikeouts. So far this season Peavy has 35 strikeouts.
Cesar Ramos will be making his fourth start of the season. Usually used in relief, Ramos has had to step into the starting role due to injuries to the Ray's pitching group. In his last 2 starts, Ramos has only given up 1 run and has made it through 5 innings.
Tampa Bay wasn't in favor of playing this double header and instead wanted to make up the game later in the season. I wonder why that it is? Maybe so their actual starting pitchers are on the active list perhaps.
Felix Doubront will get the call and try to have some better luck than he has been having lately. The lefty will be pitching against Chris Archer (righty). Of his 5 starts, Archer has made it out of the 6th in all but one game. Although his velocity is slightly down from last year, he is usually at around 93 mph on the gun. Off of his fastball Archer throws an impressive slider. Archer is typically confident to throw his slider in any situation.
Bruins vs. Canadiens 7:30
The main event everyone is waiting for. I'll be sure to get my writeup done for an afternoon read. In case you missed it, Daniel Paille has been cleared to play and practiced with the team this week. Also on the ice with the team this week has been Dennis Seidenberg. Seidenberg has been skating and doing drills which do not involve contact.