After having a seven-game winning streak snapped last night the Red Sox look to start another as they take on the Indians in the second game of the series. For pitching it'll be a matchup of the experienced righty Jake Peavy and the rookie lefty TJ House.
After having a couple rough outings in a row, Peavy pitched a strong eight innings last time out against the Braves. He threw 111 pitches and gave up eight hits, three runs, one walk and earned four strikeouts. Peavy's biggest troubles this season have occurred between pitches 16 and 30. During that timeframe he has given up 6 of his 10 homeruns and 7 of 20 doubles. Additionally that is the time when he has had the greatest amount of walks (8) and least amount of strikeouts (9).
Over the past three seasons Peavy has pitched five games against the Indians. He has a perfect 4-0 record and with complete game. During those five games Indian batters hit a collective .182 and struck out 41 times.
Michael Bourn and Nyjer Morgan are the two Indians who have hit Peavy pretty well in the past. Michael is three for five with one homerun against Jake. Morgan is on the 60 day DL so his numbers really don't matter.
Tonight will be House's third start of the season. His most recent start was the better of the two. He went 6 1/3 innings giving up five hits, one earned run, one walk and earned eight strikeouts.
When it comes to locating his first pitch, House has been over the plate to lefties and has tried to paint both corners with righties. His main two pitches are his fastball and his slider. His fastball is typically in the mid to low 90s and his slider is anywhere between the high 70s and high 80s.
- Holt 1B
- Bogaerts 3B
- Pedroia 2B
- Ortiz DH
- Gomes LF
- Pierzynski C
- Hassan RF
- Bradley Jr. CF
- Herrera SS