Series Preview #25: White Sox (49-39) @ Red Sox (45-44)
The Red Sox got the second half of the season off to a good start, and they hope it will continue as they welcome Kevin Youkilis and the White Sox into Fenway Park for a three game series. In Kevin Youkilis' first game back in Fenway, we'll get to see Aaron Cook (2-2/4.37/2) face off against Dylan Axelrod (1-2/6.16/22). Axelrod hasn't been one of the more impressive stories in Chicago this year, so I'd predict a solid win for the Red Sox here. In Game 2, we'll see a pair of pitchers who have tossed no-hitters in Jon Lester (5-6/4.49/94) and Philip Humber (3-4/6.01/63). Lester hasn't been too good this year, but since his perfect game-- Humber has been nothing short of miserable so I'd predict another win here. The Red Sox hopefully will be going for a sweep with Felix Doubront (9-4/4.41/97) going. The White Sox haven't announced their starting pitcher for Wednesday yet, but based on their rotation it would be Jose Quintana (4-1/2.60/41). Quintana and Doubront have both impressed as rookies but our offense hasn't been great so I'd predict a close loss. Bold Prediction: Red Sox win series 2-1.