Re: ALCS Game 2 Thread: Tigers at Red Sox
posted at 10/13/2013 4:59 PM EDT
In response to 2004Idiot's comment:
Buchholz vs. Scherzer
[/QUOTE]ALCS Game 2: Tigers at Red Sox
Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff October 13, 2013 04:20 PM
Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (0-1)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (12-1, 1.74).
Austin Jackson CF
Torii Hunter RF
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Jhonny Peralta SS
Alex Avila C
Omar Infante 2B
Don Kelly LF
Pitching: RHP Max Scherzer (21-3, 2.90).
Game time: 8:15 p.m.
TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI, ESPN Radio.
Red Sox vs. Scherzer: Ortiz 7-15 (3 HR), Pedroia 4-17 (2 HR), Napoli 1-13, Drew 2-11, Ellsbury 5-9, Salty 5-12 (1 HR), Nava 1-9, Victorino 2-10, Carp 2-8, Gomes 2-6, Middlebrooks 1-6, Ross 1-4.
Tigers vs. Buchholz: Hunter 4-24, Cabrera 5-21, Jackson 5-19, Peralta 5-17, Avila 2-8, Infante 2-8, Fielder 1-6, Martinez 0-6, Dirks 2-5, Santiago 0-4, Kelly 1-3.
Stat of the Day: The team that lost Game 1 has has won the ALCS seven of the last 13 times.
Key matchup: Ortiz has hit Scherzer well over his career. The Red Sox need their cleanup hitter to come through against a pitcher who is very tough on righthanders.
Notes: The Red Sox were 1 for 29 on Saturday night, not getting a hit until Daniel Nava singled with one out in the ninth inning. ... Buchholz is 2-1, 3.58 in eight career starts against Detroit. He has not faced them since June 30, 2012. Buchholz is 0-0, 4.09 in two postseason starts in his career. ... Scherzer is 2-4, 7.02 in eight career starts against the Sox. He is pitching for the first time since throwing two innings of relief in the Division Series on Tuesday. Scherzer faced the Red Sox twice this season and allowed four runs over 14 innings. He gave up 11 hits, walked three and struck out 14. ... Red Sox pitchers have a 2.62 ERA in five postseason games. The bullpen has allowed two ER over 13.2 innings. ... Peralta shifts to shortstop after playing left field on Saturday. He is 8 of 16 with two extra-base hits and six RBIs in the postseason. ... Cabrera has reached base safely in 30 consecutive postseason games.
Red Sox hitters in the postseason: Ellsbury 9-22, Victorino 6-18, Ortiz 5-17, Pedroia 4-19, Middlebrooks 3-15, Salty 3-11, Drew 2-18, Gomes 2-9, Naopoli 2-16, Nava 2-8, Ross 1-6, Bogaerts 0-1.
Song of the Day: "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons.