Jemile Weeks will get his first start with the Red Sox Wednesday night, playing second base as Boston aims for a series win over the New York Yankees.
|BOSTON RED SOX||NEW YORK YANKEES|
|Brock Holt - 3B||Jacoby Ellsbury - CF|
|Mookie Betts - CF||Derek Jeter - SS|
|David Ortiz - DH||Brett Gardner - LF|
|Yoenis Cespedes - LF||Carlos Beltran - DH|
|Daniel Nava - RF||Mark Teixeira - 1B|
|Allen Craig - 1B||Brian McCann - C|
|Xander Bogaerts - SS||Chase Headley - 3B|
|Christian Vazquez - C||Stephen Drew - 2B|
|Jemile Weeks - 2B||Ichiro Suzuki - RF|
|Anthony Ranaudo - RHP||Hiroki Kuroda - RHP|
The Red Sox of Tuesday have given the Red Sox of Wednesday a tough act to follow up, but effectively swapping Will Middlebrooks for Weeks is, sadly enough, very likely a straight upgrade the way Middlebrooks has looked over the course of this season. Meanwhile the players who made last night special--Betts, Cespedes, Nava, and Bogaerts in particular--are all still present.
We'd be pretty crazy to expect more of the same from last night, but if there's one team Hiroki Kuroda can't seem to solve--well, honestly, it's the Twins. Or the Rays. But the Red Sox are pretty high on that list too! So we've got that going for us.
First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. ET with broadcasts on NESN, WEEI, and ESPN.