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Series Preview: Boston Red Sox @ Seattle Mariners

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Seattle: 55-88
Boston: 79-64

MARINERS Δ Ms RED SOX EDGE
HITTING (wOBA)
-163.9 (30th) -8.3 65.0 (4th) Boston
FIELDING (UZR) 11.9 (11th) 0.0 6.5 (13th) Seattle
ROTATION (tRA)
14.8 (13th) 2.3 19.7 (12th) Boston
BULLPEN (tRA)
-31.4 (29th) -2.8 -23.1 (26th) Boston
OVERALL(RAA)
-168.5 (27th) -8.7 68.1 (12th) BOSTON

 

 

 

 

 

While this looks like the quite the mismatch, CoolStandings.com has the Mariners playoff odds at 0% and the Red Sox at 1%. So take that, Boston.

Yesterday's game was number 143 on the season. There are just 19 games left. On a marathon scale, Sunday marked mile post 23. We're almost there, everyone! In the meantime we have some tasty Minor League playoff baseball to distract us from that sure-to-be blister, oxygen cramp and aching calf. Why did we decide to do this? This is stupid. Marathons are stupid. Pheidippides died from it. What possesses people to recreate an event that killed a man?

Mon Sep 13, 19:10: Doug Fister vs. Jon Lester

Tue Sep 14, 19:10: Luke French vs. Daisuke Matsuzaka

Wed Sep 15, 12:40: David Pauley vs. Clay Buchholz

Without Lester on staff, the Red Sox's best starter this season would be Buchholz and he's only been a tad above average. Boston doesn't have any duds in the rotation, but averageness permeates nearly the entirety of it. 

Doug Fister Luke French David Pauley
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 58% 88 25 60 55
Change 19% 81 40 80 65
Curve 8% 74 45 30 75
Sinker 7% 88 25 50 65
Slider 7% 83 35 80 50
Overall -- -- 20 70 65
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 55% 87 20 50 30
Change 26% 79 35 65 20
Slider 15% 79 55 40 30
Sinker 5% 79 80 80 20
Overall -- -- 35 60 20
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 42% 89 20 70 65
Change 22% 83 60 45 55
Curve 17% 76 75 20 80
Sinker 12% 89 20 55 70
Slider 8% 83 40 80 80
Overall -- -- 50 35 75

Jon Lester Daisuke Matsuzaka Clay Buchholz
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 57% 93 70 60 75
Sinker 16% 89 80 70 50
Curve 14% 77 70 45 70
Change 8% 85 55 25 75
Overall -- -- 70 50 75
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 48% 92 75 40 25
Sinker 19% 90 50 65 35
Slider 18% 83 45 55 55
Curve 8% 80 60 40 30
Change 6% 82 45 20 20
Overall -- -- 65 40 25
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 52% 94 40 50 75
Change 19% 80 80 70 40
Slider 16% 87 50 45 75
Curve 13% 78 30 25 80
Overall -- -- 70 40 75