BOSTON - A light rain continues to fall today at Fenway Park as the Orioles and Red Sox prepare for the third game of their series.
Dylan Bundy is making his second start at Fenway Park this season. He allowed one earned run (three total) and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings in a 3-1 loss on April 15.
Bundy is 3-5 with a 4.66 ERA and 1.536 WHIP in 13 career games (nine starts) against the Red Sox. He’s appeared in seven games in Boston, including four starts, and registered a 3.18 ERA and 1.482 WHIP in 28 1/3 innings.
Xander Bogaerts is 7-for-22 (.318) with two doubles and one home run against Bundy. Jackie Bradley Jr. is 6-for-20 (.300) with a home run. Brock Holt is 6-for-11 (.545) with two doubles. Hanley Ramirez is 4-for-21 (.190) with a home run.
Someone needs to cool off Mookie Betts, who’s 6-for-22 (.273) with two home runs against Bundy. His 13 career home runs against the Orioles are the most versus any opponent.
Rick Porcello is on a season upswing again. It comes and goes.
Porcello won 22 games and the American League Cy Young Award in 2016. He led the majors last summer with 17 losses. He’s 5-1 this year with a 3.28 ERA and 1.006 WHIP in nine starts, with eight walks, 54 strikeouts and only four home runs allowed in 57 2/3 innings.
However, Porcello’s worst starts have come in his last two outings, when he’s surrendered 10 runs and 17 hits over 11 1/3 innings against the Yankees and Athletics to raise his ERA from 2.14.
Right-handers are hitting .229 against Porcello this year and left-handers are hitting .230. He’s registered a 3.54 ERA and .226 average-against in four home starts and a 3.03 ERA and .232 average-against in five road starts. Not much difference in the splits.
Porcello is 4-11 with a 4.88 ERA and 1.310 WHIP in 18 career starts against the Orioles. Manny Machado is 12-for-36 (.333) with one double and two home runs. Jonathan Schoop is 7-for-20 (.350). Trumbo is 10-for-34 (.294) with two doubles and four home runs.
Adam Jones is 11-for-54 (.204) with one double and three home runs.
Schoop’s home run last night was his 93rd with the Orioles, the most in club history for a second baseman. He passed Brian Roberts.
For the Orioles
Trey Mancini LF
Adam Jones CF
Manny Machado SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Chris Davis 1B
Mark Trumbo RF
Pedro Álvarez DH
Jace Peterson 3B
Chance Sisco C
Dylan Bundy RHP
For the Red Sox
Mookie Betts RF
Andrew Benintendi LF
Hanley Ramirez 1B
J.D. Martinez DH
Xander Bogaerts SS
Rafael Devers 3B
Eduardo Núñez 2B
Sandy León C
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Rick Porcello RHP