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Jimenez vs. Kelly on Friday, Tillman vs. Buckholz on Saturday, Chen vs. Porcello on Sunday, and Gonzalez vs. Masterson on Monday. Would I be too bold in saying we have the SP advantage in every matchup?

Not imo. All those Red Sox pitchers are very hittable. Might be a slugfest. Would especially love to crush Porcello.

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My humble prediction is that these games will be one-sided slugfests -- on OUR side. ;)

We can't sell the Red Sox lineup short. They have a lot of fire power AND a lot of guys off to hot starts. We need to hit their starters hard. I would be happy with and expect at least a split.

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Jimenez vs. Kelly on Friday, Tillman vs. Buckholz on Saturday, Chen vs. Porcello on Sunday, and Gonzalez vs. Masterson on Monday. Would I be too bold in saying we have the SP advantage in every matchup?

It's possible that we do. I actually think that starting pitching could be the Red Sox biggest weakness. They have a very nice, strong team in the field - balanced, some speed, some power, youth and age. Their bullpen could be sick. I am skeptical of their starting pitching over the course of a long season. And that could impact their pen eventually.

I see us as the same "boring" rotation that just churns and does a very solid job... It keeps us in games almost every time. blowouts seem rare with this group. And they almost never pile up.

I guess time shall tell on the Sox rotation. But right now, I would have to say, you are not too bold in saying...

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I see these next 4 games as a battle. Two hot offenses and two pitching staffs that have not settled in yet.

Well put. Honestly, even if we lose 3 of 4 I won't be too upset. I think whichever offense cools off first will lose the series. A split would be great at this point in the season on the road. Anything better than a split would be awesome.

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I'd be happy with a split, because I don't ever sell Boston short even this early in the season. Bucholz is always an enigma, you never know which one you're going to get, but when he's on he's hard to beat. Kelly has given them challenges in the past, and our starters have been inconsistent to say the least. Give me a split at minimum, anything more is gravy.

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Idk Joe Kelly self proclaimed himself the Cy Young winner this year. So he might be the best we face all year!

The funny thing is, the buzz in Boston is that he is their best starting pitcher. Which makes the Jimenez matchup intriguing, as both had stellar first games.

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