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Red Sox Game 75 preview: Okay, John, let’s see you get these guys out

I’ve been steadfast in my belief that John Lackey has not, in fact, turned into a better pitcher than he ever was. If he puts up a great outing tonight against the Tigers, I might be willing to reconsider that.

1. CF Jacoby Ellsbury – .281/.347/.389 (.324 wOBA)
2. RF Shane Victorino – .276/.331/.356 (.306)
3. 2B Dustin Pedroia – .312/.396/.426 (.360)
4. DH David Ortiz – .306/.384/.598 (.411)
5. 1B Mike Napoli – .259/.344/.458 (.348)
6. LF Jonny Gomes – .218/.331/.376 (.314)
7. C Ryan Lavarnway – .250/.222/.375 (.239)
8. 3B Will Middlebrooks – .196/.232/.397 (.271)
9. SS Jose Iglesias – .426/.476/.543 (.443)

SP John Lackey – 64.1 IP, 56 K, 16 BB, 9 HR; 3.08 ERA (139 ERA+)
4.02 FIP, 3.48 xFIP, 4.39 tERA, 3.49 SIERA

  • Jose Iglesias is 3 for his last 13. Good players go on little streaks like that, of course, but I choose to point it out because it’s Jose Iglesias and he’s terrible.
  • That having been said, I won’t go back on what I said yesterday: Getting Drew out of the lineup against lefties is probably a good thing. He’s hitting an Iglesian .169/.233/.338 against them this year; given Jose’s defensive superiority, I have no problem with putting him in there against southpaws for the time being.
  • It would be really cool if the Tigers would randomly decide that they’re sick of Rick Porcello giving up so many singles and decide that we can have him. That would be great.
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