The Boston Red Sox are set to kick off their first home game today at 2:05pm against the Milwaukee Brewers. This will be the first meeting between these two teams in the regular season since June of 2011 where the Red Sox took two-of-three.
Since 2004 when the Red Sox won the World Series and broke the curse, the opponent in the other dugout in the home opener hasn’t seemed to faze the Red Sox. Boston has won nine straight home openers and they have managed to put up 70 runs to the opponents 26 in those games.
Jake Peavy is set to take the mound against Marco Estrada. Peavy had one of his more impressive spring training’s in his career. It started strangely as he sliced his hand open in a fishing accident with his son, but he has recovered well posting a 2.13 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.
Peavy is surely on the starting rotation for good as Ryan Dempster announced a semi-retirement making Peavy vital to this rotation. Peavy’s focus and demonstrative antics make him the perfect starter for this particular day in which the Red Sox received their World Series Championship rings.
Estrada pitched a five-inning shutout in the final spring training game for the Brewers against the Royals. In six games pitched, Estrada went 4-0 in spring training, posting a 2.16 ERA.
These two teams are unfamiliar with each other, but it still should be a good one. The Brewers are coming off two straight losses while the Red Sox are coming off two straight wins. One of those mini-streaks will be broken.