SERIES PREVIEW: Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox – Josh Johnson

Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox

Vance Worley vs Clay Buchholz

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Vance Worley

-Worley has made one career start vs. Boston. He went  seven innings got the win and struck out five. Worley, who is stilling searching for his first win as a Twin has an ERA of 7.22.

-Jacoby Ellsbury and David Ortiz are both 0-for-3 vs. Worley.

-Dustin Pedroia is 1-for-3.


Clay Buchholz

-Buchholz is 3-1 in with a 4.25 ERA in five appearances against our Twins.

-No Twins has taken Buchholz deep.

-Morneau is 7-for-14 against him.

-Willingham is 2-for-3.

-Mauer is 3-for-10.

Scott Diamond vs. Rick Dempster

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Scott Diamond

-Diamond has never faced Boston before. Scott is 2-2 with 3.97 ERA so far this season.

-Only Jonny Gomes and Shane Victorino have faced Diamond before, they are a combined 0-for-5.

-Dempster is 2-1 in four appearances against Minnesota. He has given 13 earned runs in 19 innings against the though.


Rick Dempster

-Morneau is 3-for-6 against Dempster with a homer.

-Mauer is 0-for-7.

-Plouffe is 1-for-6.

-Willingham is 1-for-12.


Pedro Hernandez vs Felix Doubront

Pedro Hernandez

Pedro Hernandez

-Hernandez has made one start against the Red Sox. He went just four innings and gave up eight earned. He is 1-0 in five appearances (three starts) this seasons with 3.92 ERA.

-Ellsbury 3-for-3 against Hernandez.

Felix Doubront

Felix Doubront

-Will Middlebrooks is 1-for-3.

-Doubront has started once against Minnesota. He allowed five earned in five innings.

-Morneau is 3-for-3 off of Doubront with pair of RBIs.

-Mauer is 1-for-1 with two walks.

Boston is one the strongest teams in the League so far. Which is amazing considering they are just one year removed from the Bobby Valentine mess. Their vocal leader and second baseman Dustin Pedroia is also leading the team with .304 batting average. Catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli and DH David Ortiz are both very powerful threats. Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and right fielder Shane Victorino are the speedy weapons who need to be kept off the base path.

Josh Johnson

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