Kason Gabbard, effective in his five-inning victory over Atlanta at Fenway earlier in the season, makes his second appearance of the year tonight. The Sox, after losing last night, are still 4-3 on their roadie and continue to pace the majors as they sit 21 games over even ball; one for each of the years of young Felix Hernandez, who handles the bump for the M’s and who threw a stellar one-hit shutout with two walks and six K’s when the Sox last saw the remarkable 21-year-old. Here’s a place for you to comment on tonight’s proceedings.
Gabbard made his major-league debut on July 22 at Safeco last year against Hernandez, in which he suffered the loss. He also pitched relief against the M’s last year, not allowing a run.
I’ll get the lineups in place when I have a chance.