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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: No one can stop the Sox. Can David Price?

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The Flaming-Hot-Cheetos-hot Red Sox (65-29) host the Blue Jays (xx) tonight at Fenway Park (7:10 p.m., NESN), where they’ll be looking for an 10th straight victory behind “Guy who gets a lot of attention for being extremely meh” David Price (9-6, 4.44 ERA).

About tonight’s game: LOL, I still kinda like Price though for what he is, which is an above-average innings eater. Instead of being furious at Price’s five homers allowed in Yankee Stadium (two starts ago) or three hit batters in one inning (last start), I’m just happy with what Porcello has given us. So long as they are yoked in my mind, I can never get too down about him, and that’s before we get to the fact he’s effectively facing himself, in the form of effective-to-good aging lefty J.A. Happ, who is 10-4 with... a 4.44 ERA, just like Price.

As for the lineups themselves, Steve Pearce is in against the lefty instead of Mitch Moreland. That’s about it.

About last night’s game: Bartolo Colon was actually fairly good but, shocker, Chris Sale was better, and Boston took a 4-0 lead into the eighth inning only to see Heath Hembree get nickel and dimed before Craig Kimbrel came down to eventually settle things down as the Sox won, 4-2. Read Matt’s recap here.

Forecast: Google sez 70 degrees at gametime.

Today’s reading: Eh.

A good tweet from yesterday:


Game 95 vs. Blue Jays

Lineup Spot Blue Jays Red Sox
Lineup Spot Blue Jays Red Sox
1 Randal Grichuk, RF Mookie Betts, RF
2 Lourdes Gurriel Jr., SS Andrew Benintendi, LF
3 Justin Smoak, 1B J.D. Martinez, DH
4 Teoscar Hernández, LF Steve Pearce, 1B
5 Kendrys Morales, DH Xander Bogaerts, SS
6 Russell Martin, C Brock Holt, 2B
7 Kevin Pillar, CF Eduardo Núñez, 3B
8 Devon Travis, 2B Sandy León, C
9 Almedys Díaz, 3B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
SP J.A. Happ, LHP David Price, LHP