Steven Wright (3-4, 2.52 ERA) takes the hill for the Boston Red Sox (28-17) as they square off against Chad Bettis (4-2, 4.18 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (21-23) in the second of a three-game series at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won the last game 8-3, and Boston leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 25 and can be seen on NESN and RTRM.
Wright pitched 8.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three runs, striking out six and walking one in a 3-2 defeat to the Royals. David Ortiz (.333, 22 Rs, 11 HRs, 41 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run and four RBIs. Bettis went 6.2 innings, surrendering one run, striking out four and walking two in a 3-1 win over the Cardinals in his last outing.
The odds for Boston and Colorado are Red Sox -185, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
The Red Sox have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS
When leading after seven innings, Boston is 16-5, while Colorado is 8-13.
The Rockies managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Red Sox who are heading in with a 12-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Red Sox are 1-11. The Rockies have a 4-15 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 13th in home runs, Colorado has hit 50 this season. Boston ranks 10th with 53 home runs.
Ranking first in hits, Boston has earned 10.56 per game this season. Colorado ranks fourth with 9.36 hits.
Ranking first in on-base plus slugging percentage, Boston has an OPS of .848 this season. Colorado ranks sixth with an OPS of .772.
When the Rockies allow at least one home run, they are 9-16. When the Red Sox allow one or more homers, they have an 18-13 record.