Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox: Series Preview for First 2015 Trip to Fenway Park

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Sunday, April 19th, 1:35 PM EDT

Apr 14, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez (50) throws a pitch during the game against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Miguel Gonzalez, RHP – BAL

Gonzalez pitched well enough to win in both of his starts this year, yet he stands with a 1-1 record. In his first start, he did struggle a bit with control, allowing five walks, while striking out five. He only allowed one run in that start, but his team got shutout.

In Gonzalez’s second start, he certainly straightened out the control issues, walking only one and striking out ten.

Nava and Pedroia (anybody else noticing a trend here?) have both enjoyed success against Gonzalez, with Nava going 5-for-15, and Pedroia going for a more modest 3-for-14.

Apr 13, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello (22) throws a pitch against the Washington Nationals in the third inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Rick Porcello, RHP – BOS

Porcello has pitched fairly well to start the year, giving up three and four runs in his first two starts, respectively. The first start was a six inning outing, but it wasn’t enough, as he took the loss against Philadelphia. In his second outing, only three of the four runs were earned, but he spread those runs out across eight innings against Washington, earning himself a victory.

Delmon Young‘s 8-for-24 career against Porcello is the best amongst the Orioles. It could be another rough game for Snider, who is 1-for-10 against Porcello.

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