On Friday, some may argue that the Subway Series deserves all the headlines. Don’t mention that to the die-hard fans of these two clubs.
Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies
Boston picked up a quick two-game home sweep against the Minnesota Twins and now head off for a three-game series against Philadelphia. The Red Sox finished with a losing 2-3 record on their last road trip against the Tigers and Yankees. The team pushed its record against left-handed starters to 10-5 (+420) on the year with Thursday night’s victory and will get ready to face another tonight. Playing the two-time defending NL Champions is certainly no picnic, but the Red Sox have destroyed the NL East in their last 51 matchups, going 38-13. Phillies’ fans will be holding their breath during Interleague play, as the team is just 30-51 against the AL since Charlie Manuel took over the controls in 2005.