Following a putrid game for the Red Sox last night, Boston looks to salvage the final game of this home stand and take a game from the Chicago White Sox before heading west to take on the Texas Rangers in Arlington. Boston will be sending Rick Porcello to the mound, who is currently undefeated at Fenway Park. Porcello improved to 6-0 at Fenway Park on Saturday against the Seattle Mariners, as he allowed eight hits and two earned runs in six innings pitched. In his career against the White Sox, Porcello is 10-8 with a 4.09 ERA. Porcello has looked as if he is about to implode numerous times in the past few weeks, but he has been able to get out of tough situations and keep the Red Sox in games.
The White Sox will be sending James Shields to the mound, who has been, um, not great (?) since being acquired from the San Diego Padres. In 8.2 total innings pitched as a member of the White Sox, Shields has faced at least seven hitters in five of them. Not great. In total, Shields has allowed 21 earned runs on 25 hits, which has imploded his ERA to 6.28. Thank Christ the Red Sox did not bite on him when he was available only a few short weeks ago.