After a tough home stand where the Red Sox went 4-5, yet led the MLB in OPS (.884), hits (92), home runs (19), runs (59), extra-base hits (39), and total bases (171), they look to right the ship against the struggling Anaheim Angels. The Red Sox will be starting a tough trip out on the West Coast, which could very well dictate the 2016 season.
The Red Sox will be sending David Price to the mound, who has, well yeah you know, sucked. Price was looking like David Price as the Red Sox approached the All Star Break, but has struggled as the Red Sox have entered the unofficial second half of the regular season. The lefty has allowed 11 hits over 5.2 innings in both outings since the All Star Break. As of today, Price currently sports a 9-7 record and a 4.51 ERA.
The Angels will counter with Jered Weaver, who has been just as disappointing this season. Weaver has been up-and-down this entire season, and July has been no different for the struggling right hander. In his first two starts of July, Weaver gave up only two runs in 13 innings pitched. Unfortunately, on Saturday, Weaver relinquished six runs on seven hits and three walks in four innings of work against the Houston Astros.
This series is crucial for the Red Sox, as they look to stay in the hunt in the American League East. In some quick lineup notes, Hanley Ramirez will be returning to first base, as he was given yesterday off to get some at-bats for Aaron Hill. Additionally, Red Sox fans will be able to watch the best player in all of baseball in Mike Trout play, as he will be batting third and in center field.