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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: Time to turn it around (without getting caught cheating)


MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
If Mookie could just turn it around...
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Even with the cheating, it’s still good. It’s not great, but it’s still good. The Sox (77-61) bring a three-game losing streak into tonight’s game against the Blue Jays (64-74), but they still own a 2.5 game division lead and it’s still September 5. Every time this team has looked like it was going to crater it has bounced back, and this time ought to be no different. It’s possible that it is different, but we can only wait until 7:10 p.m. and see.

Eduardo Rodriguez (4.40 ERA) against occasional Red Sox killer Marco Estrada (5.23 ERA), which honestly scares the crap out of me, but whatever. Doesn’t make a bit of difference. Rafael Devers sitting again might though.

Here are the full lineups:

Game 139, September 5, 2017 vs. Blue Jays

Batting Order Blue Jays Red Sox
Batting Order Blue Jays Red Sox
1 Steve Pearce, 1B Eduardo Nunez, 3B
2 Josh Donaldson, 3B Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3 Kendrys Morales, DH Andrew Benintendi, LF
4 Jose Bautista, RF Mookie Betts, RF
5 Kevin Pillar, CF Hanley Ramirez, DH
6 Darwin Barney, 2B Mitch Moreland, 1B
7 Teoscar Hernandez, LF Xander Bogaerts, SS
8 Luke Maile, C Christian Vazquez, C
9 Richard Urena, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
SP Marco Estrada, RHP Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP