Hanley Ramirez is blessedly out of left field Wednesday night as the Red Sox send Rick Porcello to the mound in his return to the rotation.
|BOSTON RED SOX||CHICAGO WHITE SOX|
|Mookie Betts - CF||Adam Eaton - CF|
|Brock Holt - 3B||Jose Abreu - DH|
|Xander Bogaerts - SS||Melky Cabrera - LF|
|Hanley Ramirez - DH||Avisail Garcia - RF|
|Travis Shaw - 1B||Adam LaRoche - 1B|
|Rusney Castillo - RF||Alexei Ramirez - SS|
|Blake Swihart - C||Carlos Sanchez - 2B|
|Jackie Bradley - LF||Tyler Flowers - C|
|Josh Rutledge - 2B||Tyler Saladino - 3B|
|Rick Porcello - RHP||Chris Sale - LHP|
Alright, well, here goes nothing. It's been a month since we've seen Porcello take the mound for the Red Sox, and if we're being completely honest, fans didn't exactly miss him. The hope is that the downtime will have given Porcello a chance to...reset, for lack of a better word, hopefully getting him back to where he was last year, to fix whatever it was that was so horribly broken about him thus far this season.
We'll believe it, I suppose, when we see it. For now, though, hope really is all that there is.
First pitch is at 8:10 p.m. ET with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.