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Red Sox vs. Braves lineup: The one without Dustin Pedroia or Hanley Ramirez

It’s gonna be weird.

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox
Your new gods are here.
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The Red Sox (36-14) host the upstart Atlanta Braves (29-19) and super rookie Ronald Acuña Jr. tonight at a Hanley Ramirez-less Fenway Park (7:10 p.m., NESN). Read Matt’s series preview here.

About tonight’s game: Eduardo Rodriguez (4-1, 4.13 ERA) will look to steady what figures to be a restless home crowd in the wake of Hanley’s shocking DFA against Acuña, Ozzie Albies and the rest of the Braves’ powerful lineup. He’ll be matched by righty Julio Teheran (4-1, 4.17 ERA).

As for the lineup, it’s... different. Dustin Pedroia isn’t the back from the disabled list, which is bad, and Ramirez is gone, which is less good. J.D. Martinez moves up to the three-hole, likely permanently, while new starting first baseman Mitch Moreland bats fourth. Brock Holt starts at second base in the days before Pedroia returns, and the rest is standard-issue lineup stuff.

About last night’s game: Ancient history you can read about here.

Forecast: Hanley-less, but nice.

Today’s reading: Matt’s thoughts on Hanley.

A tweet that no you’re crying:


Game 51 vs. Braves

Lineup Spot Braves Red Sox
Lineup Spot Braves Red Sox
1 Ozzie Albies, SS Mookie Betts, RF
2 Ronald Acuña Jr., RF Andrew Benintendi, LF
3 Freddie Freeman, 1B J.D. Martinez, DH
4 Nick Markakis, LF Mitch Moreland, 1B
5 Kurt Suzuki, DH Xander Bogaerts, SS
6 Ender Inciarte, CF Rafael Devers, 3B
7 Tyler Flowers, C Brock Holt, 2B
8 Johan Camargo, 3B Christian Vazquez, C
9 Dansby Swanson, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
SP Julio Teheran, RHP Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP