The Red Sox will turn to Jake Peavy Sunday night as they look to turn a decent run into a legitimate hot streak against the Orioles.
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||BOSTON RED SOX|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Grady Sizemore - CF|
|Nelson Cruz - DH||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Chris Davis - 1B||David Ortiz - DH|
|Adam Jones - CF||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Matt Wieters - C||Jonny Gomes - LF|
|J.J. Hardy - SS||Daniel Nava - RF|
|David Lough - LF||Xander Bogaerts - SS|
|Jonathan Schoop - 2B||A.J. Pierzynski - C|
|Ryan Flaherty - 3B||Brock Holt - 3B|
|Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP||Jake Peavy - RHP|
So what constitutes a hot streak? A win tonight would make it four victories in five games for the Red Sox. That's not bad for a team that couldn't seem to string together two in a row in the first couple of weeks. But to get there, they'll need to win on a night when Jonny Gomes is batting fifth against a right-handed pitcher. And it's at the expense of Jackie Bradley Jr. to boot, which means that Boston's outfield defense is just this side of a catastrophe.
The good news is that Jake Peavy has more or less been money so far this season, managing to work through some less-than-ideal circumstances to put up three competitive outings. Well, these circumstances are certainly not ideal. Let's see if he can make it four-for-four.
First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. EST with broadcasts on ESPN and WEEI.