Mission. Continue doing what has worked so well in playing games at Fenway. Ozzie will send the following guys out to do this tonight:
Juan Pierre LF, The Cuban Missile SS, The Carlos Quentin RF, The King 1B, AJ Pierzynski C, Alex Rios CF, Big Donkey DH, Bacon 2B, Brent Morel 3B.
Phil Humber will start tonight. Originally, Phil was slated to start Wednesday afternoon. However, with Gavin having pitched in relief in Saturday’s 14-inning affair at Toronto, they swapped days to start.
Phil will be looking to get hisÂ fourth win on the season. He has been the most consistent starter this season but he hasÂ not faced the Red Sox before. On the season he isÂ 3-3 with a 2.85Â ERA,Â a 0.93Â WHIP and 33Â strikeouts. The only Red Sox player who has faced Humber is Drew Sutton and he is did not get a hit in that one at-bat. Lucky for Sutton, he won’t be facing Humber tonight as he is not starting.
Tito will send out the following guys to try and stop Phil and co.,
Jacoby Ellsbury CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Kevin Youkilis 3B, David Ortiz DH, Carl Crawford LF, Jed Lowrie SS, J.D. Drew RF, Jason Varitek C.
Alfredo Aceves will start for the Red Sox. You may recall or heard that Aceves was the one who “broke” Marlon Byrd’s face during the first weekend of interleague play when that other Chicago baseball team visited Boston. Aside from that incident, Aceves has been goodÂ so far thisÂ season.Â Aceves has stepped into the rotation to fill in while Daisuke Matsuzaka is on the disabled list.Â
So far,Â Aceves has five career starts in 59 appearances.Â Â Against the White Sox in the past five years, Aceves isÂ Â 2-0 with a Â 4.05Â ERA,Â a 1.13Â WHIP and he has four strikeouts.
Â *notes: Bobby Jenks should return from the disabled list tonight.Â The White Sox are 11-12 in their last 13 against the Red Sox.Â Â