Saturday, July 4, 2015

Game 80: The pagentry of an Interleague game in June

Have you heard? There's a baseball game tonight.

Game 80: The pagentry of an Interleague game in June

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Cliff Lee has struggled against Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez in his career. (H. Rumph Jr/AP photo)
Cliff Lee has struggled against Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez in his career. (H. Rumph Jr/AP photo)

Have you heard? There's a baseball game tonight.

A few matchups to watch: Marco Scutaro is 8 for 25 (.320) lifetime against Cliff Lee. Adrian Gonzalez is 7 for 10 (.700) with four extra-base hits.

Jimmy Rollins is 12 for 47 (.255) with seven extra-base hits off Josh Beckett. Chase Utley is 8 for 25 (.320). Placido Polanco is 4 for 24 (.167).

The lineups:

Who should be the Phillies’ closer until Ryan Madson returns?
Antonio Bastardo
 
  668 (45.0%)
Michael Stutes
 
  296 (19.9%)
Let’s try a closer by committee
 
  530 (35.7%)
Total votes = 1484

Phillies (49-30)

1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. Placido Polanco 5
3. Chase Utley 4
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. Shane Victorino 8
6. Raul Ibanez 7
7. Domonic Brown 9
8. Carlos Ruiz 2
9. Cliff Lee 1

Boston (45-32)

1. Jacoby Ellsbury 8
2. Dustin Pedroia 4
3. Adrian Gonzalez 3
4. Kevin Youkilis 5
5. Darnell McDonald 7
6. Jason Varitek 2
7. Mike Cameron 9
8. Marco Scutaro 6
9. Josh Beckett 1


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