Series Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland A’s 7/9-7/11

Series Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland A’s 7/9-7/11

The Boston Red Sox will take on the Oakland A’s this week for a three-game series. The Red Sox are coming off a series win over the Yankees while the A’s are coming off a series loss to the Orioles.

Boston Red Sox (49-40) vs. Oakland A’s (34-58)

Game 1:

Date: Tuesday, July 9
Time: 7:10 pm EST
Broadcast: NESN

Game 2:

Date: Wednesday, July 10
Time: 7:10 pm EST
Broadcast: NESN

Game 3:

Date: Thursday, July 11
Time: 7:10 pm EST
Broadcast: NESN

Probable Starting Pitchers

Game 1: Brayan Bello (8-5, 5.19 ERA) vs. Joey Estes (3-3, 4.39 ERA)

Bello gets the series started for the Red Sox he is 8-5 with a 5.19 ERA, a 4.57 FIP, a 1.45 WHIP, a 3.5 BB/9, and an 8.2 K/9 in 78 innings. In his last start, he went 6.2 innings giving up one run on seven hits; he walked one and struck out seven. The Red Sox are 9-6 when he starts. Estes goes for the A’s, he is 3-3 with a 4.39 ERA, a 4.13 FIP, a 1.12 WHIP, a 2.1 BB/9, and a 7.0 K/9 in 55.1 innings. In his last start, he pitched a complete game shutout giving up five hits; he walked one and struck out four. The A’s are 5-5 when he starts.

Game 2: Nick Pivetta (4-5, 4.06 ERA) vs. JP Sears (5-7, 4.74 ERA)

Pivetta gets the middle game, he is 4-5 with a 4.06 ERA, a 4.15 FIP, a 1.14 WHIP, a 2.4 BB/9, and a 10.2 K/9 in 68.2 innings. In his last start, he went seven shutout innings giving up one hit; he walked two and struck out ten. The Red Sox are 8-5 when he starts. Sears gets the ball for Oakland he is 5-7 with a 4.74 ERA, a 4.78 FIP, a 1.27 WHIP, a 2.8 BB/9, and a 6.4 K/9 in 95 innings. In his last start, he went five shutout innings giving up two hits; he walked one and struck out six. The A’s are 7-11 when he starts.

Game 3: Tanner Houck (7-6, 2.68 ERA) vs. Hogan Harris (1-3, 3.22 ERA)

Houck gets the finale, and the Red Sox All-Star pitcher is making his last start of the first half he is 7-6 with a 2.68 ERA, a 2.68 FIP, a 1.05 WHIP, a 1.9 BB/9, and an 8.6 K/9 in 111 innings. In his last five starts, he is 1-1 with a 5.19 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP, and 22 strikeouts in 26 innings. The Red Sox are 12-6 when he starts. Harris goes for the A’s he is 1-3 with a 3.22 ERA, a 4.63 FIP, a 1.34 WHIP, a 3.4 BB/9, and a 7.1 K/9 in 44.2 innings. In his last five starts, he is 1-3 with a 4.07 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts in 24.1 innings. The A’s are 2-7 when he starts.

Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland A’s Leaders

Red Sox:

AVG – Rafael Devers – .293
HR – Rafael Devers – 21
RBI – Rafael Devers – 55
IP – Tanner Houck – 111.0
ERA – Tanner Houck – 2.68
K – Tanner Houck – 106

A’s:

AVG – Brent Rooker – .278
HR – Brent Rooker – 18
RBI – Brent Rooker – 54
IP – JP Sears – 95.0
ERA – JP Sears– 4.74
K – JP Sears – 68

Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland A’s Numbers

Red Sox

AVG: .252 (9)
OPS: .739 (7)
R: 414 (13)
HR: 103 (10)
ERA: 3.61 (7)
K: 771 (13)
WHIP: 1.19 (6)

A’s

AVG: .224 (28)             
OPS: .675 (25)
R: 347 (28)
HR: 109 (5)
ERA: 4.34 (23)
K: 677 (28)
WHIP: 1.35 (25)

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