The Boston Red Sox have been struggling this season, but that hasn’t stopped secondary market prices from staying at prime-Boston levels. While Red Sox tickets average $96.36 on the secondary market for the remainder of the season, an upcoming series with the Detroit Tigers will be well above that.
Starting on Friday, July 24, the Tigers will come to Fenway for a three-game series. The current average price across those three games is $108.86, 12.9% above the remaining season average. That is also brought down by the Sunday afternoon game that averages below $90. Both Friday night and Saturday afternoon hold an average price above $140.
Justin Verlander vs Rick Porcello | Avg. Price: $140.28 | Get-in Price: $54
Verlander started the season on the DL, and has not pitched quite like his old self since returning. In six starts this season, he’s 0-3 with a 6.62 ERA and a 6.06 FIP. Porcello, the former Tiger, has not fared much better during his first year in Boston. Porcello has a 4.64 ERA, 4.20 FIP and has given up 10.5 hits and 1.5 home runs per nine innings.
Alfredo Simon vs Eduardo Rodriguez | Avg. Price: $144.41 | Get-in Price: $57
Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez made his debut this season looking like a potential ace, but has since cooled off. He currently sports a 4.64 ERA and 4.20 FIP in 10 starts, striking out 46 batters in 54.1 innings. Simon enters the game with a nearly identical 4.63 ERA, but a slightly lower FIP of 4.02.
Shane Greene vs Brian Johnson | Avg. Price: $86.27 | Get-in Price: $23
This matchup featured on Sunday Night Baseball will easily be the least expensive of the series. Greene, like Boston’s Rodriguez started the season hot, but has since seen his performance declined. Greene’s ERA has shot up to 6.52 in 15 starts. Boston’s starter Brian Johnson has spent most of the season in AAA Pawtucket. He made his major league debut on Tuesday, giving up four runs in 4.1 innings against the Houston Astros in a 8-3 loss.