clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Red Sox at Angels lineup: Rick Porcello leads the drive for five in a row

The seemingly unstoppable Sox face down the Angels again tonight in SoCal.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
Get some, Angels.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox (14-2) look to continue their amazing franchise-best start when they face the Angels (13-4) tonight in Anaheim (NESN, 10:07 p.m.).

About tonight’s game: Rick Porcello (xx) looks to continue his strong start to the year (3-0, 1.83 ERA) against post-hype poster child Tyler Skaggs (2-0, 1.69 ERA), a former lefty top prospect who has finally settled into a nice role for himself.

Andrew Benintendi gets another routine night off, this time against a lefty, clearing the way for Mitch Moreland to play some first base with Hanley Ramirez sliding over to DH and batting second. Tzu-Wei Lin will play shortstop and bat ninth.

About last night’s game: Mookie Betts hit three homers, Shohei Ohtani didn’t pitch into the third inning and the short-season most hyped game of the year was basically over before it began as Boston won 10-1. Read the recap here.

Forecast: 69 degrees or so. Nice!

A good tweet from last night:


Game 17 at Angels

Lineup Spot Red Sox Angels
Lineup Spot Red Sox Angels
1 Mookie Betts, RF Ian Kinsler, 2B
2 Hanley Ramirez, DH Mike Trout, CF
3 J.D. Martinez, LF Justin Upton, LF
4 Mitch Moreland, 1B Albert Pujols, DH
5 Eduardo Nunez, 2B Kole Calhoun, RF
6 Rafael Devers, 3B Zack Cozart, 3B
7 Sandy Leon, C Luis Valbuena, 1B
8 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Andrelton Simmons, SS
9 Tzu-Wei Lin, SS Martin Maldonado, C
SP Rick Porcello, RHP Tyler Skaggs, LHP