Red Sox Notebook Week Ending April 29th
By Editorial Staff
The Red Sox return home tonight for their longest home stand of the season.
With a win last night, the Red Sox are 11-14 on the season sitting four games out in the AL East.
Jon Lester is now 14-0 all-time against Baltimore.
Jacoby Ellsbury is in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak.
Former Red Sox pitcher Derek Lowe was charged with driving under the influence Thursday in Atlanta.
Daisuke Matsuzaka is 2-1 lifetime against the Mariners with a 4.11 ERA and 38 strikeouts.
The Red Sox have played the last five games in under three hours
The Red Sox finished up their road trip with a 6-3 record.
Youkilis injured his hip sliding into second base Thursday. Youkilis was later removed from the game and should return to the lineup on Friday.
Tazawa just recently started to throw again after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2010. Tazawa is not expected to be back with the Red Sox in 2011.
The Red Sox have confirmed that outfielder Ryan Kalish has a torn labrum in his left (throwing) shoulder. The injury will be reevaluated in 2-3 weeks and could require surgery. Kalish was injured last week in Pawtucket whilst diving for a ball.
None this week.
On the year, Kevin Youkilis is 5-for-9 when the count is 1-1 and 0-for-11 with 9 K’s when the count gets to 1-2.
Josh Beckett is fourth in MLB holding opposing batters to a .169 batting average.
The most damage done to Dice-K is during pitches 31-45 of a game where he has been touched for seven runs in 3.1 innings. Has only given up a combined three runs during all other pitch counts.
Adrian Gonzalez’s three hit night Thursday raised his average up over .300 to .306 for the first time since April 8th.
Daisuke Matsuzaka has given up no runs and only two hits in his last 15 innings.
The Red Sox lead MLB in walks with 101.
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