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You have to love this matchup. Here are some Boston friendly splits.
Beckett post ASB in 45.1 IP has a 2.78 ERA and has struck out 48 and only allowed eight walks.
In Beckett’s one start against LAA, where he also faced Ervin Santana, he pitched six innings allowing 1 ER.
Beckett lifetime against the Angels, only 18 in, has held them to a .212 avg and 2.50 ERA.
Now Ervin Santana..
On the road career Erv has allowed a 7.16 era and .302 avg. This year has been worse then ever allowing a 8.79 ERA and a .341 avg.In Erv’s two starts in Fenway he has allowed 13 R in eight innings.Hitters to watch for..David Ortiz, not surprising, but against Santana, David is 4-6, with 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, and 2 BB.Also some interesting stats:
The top two spots in the Boston order against the Angels have batted .440 for leadoff and .522 in the second spot.
The bottom three in the Red Sox order have batted .132. The Angels known for bunting and running, have 15 bunt base hits to Boston’s 16.