The Angels have come to Fenway Park to take on the Red Sox for a three-game series, and they've shown up just in time to greet Rusney Castillo in his 2015 Red Sox debut. Castillo has spent the season at Triple-A Pawtucket as well as briefly on the disabled list, but he's back and healthy and now where the Sox need him most: patrolling right field.
No, Castillo won't heal Hanley Ramirez's shoulder or make David Ortiz think it's 2014, but he should provide help to a Red Sox lineup that needs whatever assists it can get at the moment. With any luck, Rick Porcello will continue what he and the rest of the rotation has been doing as of late, and limit the Angels' offense to give the lineup a chance at a win. Porcello, by the way, will be taking on Garrett Richards, who is reprising last summer's role as the Halos' ace through his first six starts of the year.
|LOS ANGELES ANGELS||BOSTON RED SOX|
|Erick Aybar - SS||Mookie Betts - CF|
|Mike Trout - CF||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Albert Pujols - 1B||David Ortiz - DH|
|Kole Calhoun - RF||Hanley Ramirez - LF|
|David Freese - 3B||Xander Bogaerts - SS|
|Matt Joyce - LF||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Chris Iannetta - C||Brock Holt - 3B|
|Marc Krauss - DH||Rusney Castillo - RF|
|Johnny Giavotella - 2B||Blake Swihart - C|
|Garrett Richards - RHP||Rick Porcello - RHP|
Wondering where Pablo Sandoval is? He's able to hit, but his knee is still a problem in the field, according to Peter Abraham. Panda hopes to be back sometime this series, however.
Go Sox! (Please, please score runs. Many, many runs. If not for us, than for Rick.)