According to a rough draft of the 2012 schedule, the Sox will open the regular season on the road at Texas and play the Tigers in their home opener. They will play interleague home series against the Brewers, Astros and Cubs, and away series at St. Louis, Los Angeles and the Cubs.
August 8, 2011
2012 Interleague opponents: Brewers, Astros at home, St. Louis, Los Angeles at the road (plus Crosstown series)
Injuries and the shift into a tougher park in the tougher league have caused Peavy’s career to stall over the last two years or so, but he’s shown signs of getting back on track over his last four starts. He dominated the weak-hitting Twins yesterday (8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K) and more than held his own against the Yankees earlier in the week (7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K), and the good news that he’s consistently throwing 100+ pitches without showing signs of falling off in the later innings. He had a problem once his pitch count got past 75-80 earlier in the year and last season as well.
Seems like Peavy is slowly getting his strength back after last season’s injury.
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[Addison] Reed threw 88-92 MPH last year when used as a starter for the Aztecs, but in the bullpen he threw 91-95 MPH in the Pioneer League and has been a tick higher this year, in the 94-97 range. He has outstanding command of the fastball, and mixes it with a superb slider, one of the best breaking pitches in the minors. His changeup is inconsistent, but in the bullpen the fastball/slider combination has been enough for him to dominate. His ratios have remained excellent at every level, with no deterioration in his K/BB or K/IP ratios. Although Reed has saved just three games this year, he has the command, stuff, and mound presence to close games.
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