Scouting report: Red Sox vs. Orioles

May 11, 2000|By Joe Strauss

At Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Day Time TV Starters

Tonight 7:05 HTS Tim Wakefield (1-2, 2.22)vs. Pat Rapp (3-2, 4.95)

Tomorrow7:05 HTS Pedro Martinez (5-1, 1.22)vs. Sidney Ponson (2-1, 5.08)

Saturday1:35 13, 50 Jeff Fassero (4-1, 4.31)vs. Jason Johnson (0-2, 6.14)

Sunday 1:35 13, 50 Brian Rose (2-2, 7.40)vs. Mike Mussina (1-4, 4.78)

Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)

Red Sox update

The Red Sox have begun to assert themselves within the AL East. They encounter a team overwhelmed within its division the last two years. The Red Sox entered last night's game against the Chicago White Sox 7-7 on the road and winners of six of their last 10. While unimpressive offensively, they have thrived with pitching. They lead the league in ERA thanks largely to the dominance of Martinez, who will come off a five-game suspension tomorrow. The incumbent Cy Young Award winner leads the league by 13 strikeouts and in ERA by more than a run. Center fielder Carl Everett has become an offensive catalyst. His 10 home runs in the Red Sox's first 27 games was the quickest start by a Sox outfielder since Fred Lynn hit 10 in 24 games in 1979. The Red Sox won last year's series, 7-5, thanks to a season-ending three-game sweep.

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