Red Sox
The most intriguing subplot of the series may be the emergence of three young pitching prospects on both teams.These young pitchers are major reasons for the success of their respective ball clubs. Jon Lester (top) is 5-0 as a starting pitcher for the Red Sox. As of July 18 opponents are hitting .176 against Lester with runners in scoring position, .118 with RISP and two outs. On the other side, Jered Weaver (bottom right) is 6-0 with a 1.12 ERA in his first six major league starts. Ervin Santana (bottom left) is 11-3 on the season and hasn’t lost since May.
Red Sox vs. Angels
The most intriguing subplot of the series may be the emergence of three young pitching prospects on both teams.These young pitchers are major reasons for the success of their respective ball clubs. Jon Lester (top) is 5-0 as a starting pitcher for the Red Sox. As of July 18 opponents are hitting .176 against Lester with runners in scoring position, .118 with RISP and two outs. On the other side, Jered Weaver (bottom right) is 6-0 with a 1.12 ERA in his first six major league starts. Ervin Santana (bottom left) is 11-3 on the season and hasn’t lost since May.
(AP Photos)