Welcome to August 15th, AKA Ben Affleck's birthday AKA the date the Red Sox always find a way to lose on.
|HOUSTON ASTROS||BOSTON RED SOX|
|Robbie Grossman - LF||Brock Holt - RF|
|Jose Altuve - 2B||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Chris Carter - DH||David Ortiz - DH|
|Dexter Fowler - CF||Yoenis Cespedes - LF|
|Jason Castro - C||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Jonathan Singleton - 1B||Xander Bogaerts - SS|
|Matt Dominguez - 3B||Will Middlebrooks - 3B|
|Jake Marisnick - RF||Jackie Bradley - CF|
|Marwin Gonzalez - SS||Christian Vazquez - C|
|Dallas Keuchel - LHP||Clay Buchholz - RHP|
It's uncanny, really, how long this has been going on. 0-14 since the premiere of Good Will Hunting, and with no sign of stopping. Sure, the Red Sox are playing the Astros. Sure, they're on a good run this past week. Sure, Clay Buchholz is finally showing signs of life.
Doesn't matter. It's Ben Affleck's birthday. We're ruined! Even with a lineup that, for once, seems pretty much spot on given the lefty opposing Buchholz. This city knows its curses, after all, and 17 years isn't enough to be rid of one.
First pitch is at 7;10 p.m. ET with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.