Game Thread Mariners at Red Sox Vargas vs. Matsuzaka

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    Game Thread Mariners at Red Sox Vargas vs. Matsuzaka

    Here are the lineups:

    RED SOX 
    Ellsbury CF
    Pedroia 2B
    Gonzalez 1B
    Youkilis 3B
    Ortiz DH
    Lowrie SS
    Cameron RF
    Varitek C
    McDonald LF

    Pitching: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-2, 4.09).

    MARINERS
    Pitching: LHP Jason Vargas (0-2, 5.53)

     
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    do you think john henry might notice that the 140 million dollar man isn't playing tonight?
    do you think  john henry might notice that theo screwed up again?
     
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    Righty batters.  Lefties speed off the bench.
     
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    The other team's lineup:

    MARINERS (11-15)
    Suzuki RF
    Figgins 3B
    Bradley LF
    Olivo C
    Smoak 1B
    Cust DH
    Kennedy 2B
    Saunders CF
    Ryan SS

    Pitching: LHP Jason Vargas (0-2, 5.53)

    Boston firstbaseman Kevin Youkilis is a near cinch to outperform Seattle firstbaseman Justin Smoak this season. However, here are the season-to-date stats for Youkilis and the switch-hitting Smoak (who is 7 1/2 years younger than Youkilis):

    Smoak 66 AB, 9 R, 4 HR, 15 RBI, .303/.413/.576/.988
    Youkilis 72 AB, 15 R, 5 HR, 14 RBI, .208/.383/.486/.869
     
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    I cringe when the Sox go against a lefty--bad juju.  Bringing in Cameron and McDonald for Drew and Crawford doesn't improve things much, but now's a good time to give those two a break.  This year Ortiz is hitting lefties better than righties, and historically Ellsbury and Gonzalez have been fine against lefties.  Here's hoping Pedey, Youk, and Lowrie can deliver.  If the Sox have a couple guys on base when Lowrie comes up, I think Seattle will walk him to get to Cameron. 
     
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    NESN:

    Carl Crawford had a big hit on Thursday night late in Boston's 6-2 win over the Orioles, but he won't get a chance to build off of that on Friday night, at least not to begin with.

    Terry Francona is sitting the left fielder for the opener of a three-game series with the Mariners, and Darnell McDonald will take his place in left field and hit ninth. Crawford has seen Seattle starter Jason Vargas more than anyone else on the Red Sox, but he's hitless in his career against the lefty, with an 0-for-9 mark.

    While Crawford will sit, it's good to see Kevin Youkilis in the lineup a day after he was pulled late in the game for precautionary reasons after tweaking his hip sliding into second base against the O's. Francona and Youkilis both hinted following the game that he'd be able to return on Friday, and that was confirmed when the lineups were announced.

    The Sox haven't seen much of Vargas, and the only players with any sort of success against him in the Boston lineup are Youkilis (2-for-3) and J.D. Drew (2-for-4).

    Vargas is making his third career start against the Sox. He's got an 0-1 record with a 2.19 ERA in those three starts, with the only decision coming on July 23 of last season. Vargas was the tough-luck loser, going seven innings and giving up just two runs in that outing.

    Daisuke Matsuzaka looks to continue a string of impressive starts when he gets the ball against a Seattle team he's had a little bit of success against in his career. He's 2-1 with a 4.11 ERA against the M's, but both of those wins have come at Safeco Field in Seattle.

    Milton Bradley, starting in left and hitting third for the Mariners, has worn out the Boston righty, to the tune of a .538 (7-for-15) career average.

     
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    WEEI:

    Mariners vs. Matsuzaka

    Ichiro Suzuki (27 career plate appearances): .273 BA/.407 OBP/.409 SLG, 3 RBI, 5 walks, 4 strikeouts

    Jack Cust (18): .286/.444/.500, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 walks, 8 strikeouts

    Chone Figgins (18): .538/.667/.692, 2 RBI, 5 walks, 2 strikeouts

    Milton Bradley (6): .400/.500/.600, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts

    Miguel Olivo (6): .167/.167/.333, 1 RBI, 3 strikeouts

    Michael Saunders (6): .250/.500/.250, 2 walks

    Justin Smoak (3): .000/.000/.000

    Jack Wilson (2): .000/.000/.000, 1 strikeout

    Adam Kennedy (1): 1.000/1.000/2.000

    Brendan Ryan (1): .000/.000/.000, 1 strikeout

    Chris Gimenez, Ryan Langerhans and Luis Rodriguez have never faced Matsuzaka.

    Red Sox vs. Vargas

    Carl Crawford (10): .000/.100/.000, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts

    J.D. Drew (6): .500/.667/1.250, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 walks

    Adrian Gonzalez (6): .167/.167/.333

    Jed Lowrie (4): .250/.250/.250, 1 strikeout

    Marco Scutaro (4): .000/.000/.000

    Mike Cameron (3): .500/.667/1.000, 1 walk, 1 strikeout

    Jacoby Ellsbury (3): .333/.333/.333

    David Ortiz (3): .333/.333/.333

    Dustin Pedroia (3): .500/.667/.500, 1 walk

    Kevin Youkilis (3): .667/.667/1.000

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia (2): .000/.000/.000

    Jason Varitek (2): .000/.000/.000, 1 RBI

    Darnell McDonald has never faced Vargas.

     
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    Let's Go Boys
     
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    Always good to keep Ichiro off base
     
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    looks like a 5 hr dice k game....loving it!
     
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    doesn't help when the umpire calls pitches right down the middle balls.....especially when you have dice-k pitching. 
     
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    Will it be Dr. Daisuke or Mr. Hyde? So far, not good.
     
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    Let's Go Red Sox
     
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    Horrible 1/2 inning.
     
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    YEAH BABY!!!
     
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    YES
     
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    I have a really sweet pickle Heidi
     
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    evening everyone.....gonzo 2 for 2 YOOOUUUUUKKK!!!!!! tie game
     
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    YOUK
     
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    Re: Game Thread Mariners at Red Sox Vargas vs. Matsuzaka

    heidi should do that same segment with hot dogs
     
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    things calming down over there london??
     
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    PAPI well done
     
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    Hi, folks.  Got here just in time to see the bottom of the third (I'll take credit for those two runs).  Has Gammons been there from the start? 
     
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    I'm I the only one with technical difficulty on the MLB package?  Every other game is coming through with no problem.
     
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