Game 79: Lester v. Tanaka

In each of our last two podcasts, Stacey and I picked on Brian McCann quite a bit - and they may be putting it lightly. Subsequently, in the each of the games that followed those podcasts, McCann went 2-for-4 with a home run; and those home runs represent his only dingers of the month of June. Coincidence? Perhaps. Neat little tidbit that helps to curb my annoyance at yet another night game on a Saturday evening? Most definitely. And, for whatever it's worth, McCann is batting .393/.452/.786 with 3 HR against the Red Sox this year ... and .206/.253/.324 against everyone else.

Boston Red Sox New York Yankees
Brock Holt, RF Brett Gardner, LF
Daniel Nava, LF Derek Jeter, SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
David Ortiz, DH Mark Teixeira, 1B
Mike Napoli, 1B Carlos Beltran, DH
Stephen Drew, SS Alfonso Soriano, RF
Xander Bogaerts, 3B Brian McCann, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Brian Roberts, 2B
David Ross, C Yangervis Solarte, 3B
Jeremy Guthrie, SP Phil Hughes, SP