Red Sox Series Preview: @ Oakland Athletics

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May 10, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox third base Pable Sandoval (48) celebrates with short stop

Xander Bogaerts

(2) his two run homer in the fifth inning against Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports


  • Game One Winner – Boston Red Sox, as Porcello will continue to shine for the Red Sox, turning a corner in his career in Boston.
  • Game Two Winner – Boston Red Sox, as Masterson will be hit often, but will not be scored on as often as Pomeranz.
  • Game Three Winner – Oakland Athletics. Gray will dominate, with a Red Sox lineup that has struggled to prove that they are an elite lineup, this season. With Miley bleeding runs, Gray could give up 3 runs and still win the game.

These predictions are based on the considerations of the pitching matchups. If everything goes by the way they look on paper, there should be a clear winner for each game. However, if both teams have to go to their bullpens early, any of these games are winnable for either team. Let’s face it: when Oakland’s bullpen ERA was so bad (5.16) that they traded for Edward Mujica to be part of the solution, after Boston just lost faith in him and their own bullpen (3.90 ERA), anything could happen.

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