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Red Sox at Orioles lineup: When it rains it pours

The Red Sox scored 5 runs last night to push the Orioles a mere 42.5 games back of first place. Expect more of the same tonight.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles
Our big boy Mitch gets the start tonight. Brock does not.
Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox (71-31), 40 games over .500 for the first time in almost 60 years, are scheduled to battle both the elements and the Orioles (28-73) tonight at a soggy, potentially unplayable Camden Yards (7:05 p.m., NESN), when they look to put Baltimore an eye-popping 43.5 games back behind a newly healthy Drew Pomeranz (1-3, 6.81 ERA).

About tonight’s game: Pomeranz, in his first game back from the Disabled List, will look to finally turn into something resembling his 2017 self. He’ll be faced by 24-year-old right Yefry Ramirez (0-3, 3.09 ERA), who has shown solid strikeout-and-walk stuff in limited action this year.

Jackie Bradley Jr., who has been hitting everything in sight when not walking, jumps up to the sixth spot in the order, and Blake Swihart is behind the plate. Eduardo Núñez is at second.

About last night’s game: The game was delayed for 90 minutes after 6 minutes of play, then got stopped again, and eventually the Sox bulit up a 5-0 leading heading into the night. The Orioles came back just as the rain reappeared, but Craig Kimbrel nailed the door shut in a tense ninth to seal the 5-3 win. Read Matt’s recap here.

Forecast: Same shit as yesterday.

Today’s reading: I wrote about how to self-diagnose for brainworms and gave you 10 reasons not to worry about the bullpen.

A good tweet from yesterday:


Game 103 at Orioles

Lineup Spot Red Sox Orioles
Lineup Spot Red Sox Orioles
1 Mookie Betts, RF Tim Beckham, SS
2 Andrew Benintendi, LF Jonathan Schoop, 2B
3 J.D. Martinez, DH Adam Jones, CF
4 Mitch Moreland, 1B Mark Trumbo, RF
5 Xander Bogaerts, SS Danny Valencia, DH
6 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Trey Mancini, LF
7 Eduardo Núñez, 2B Chris Davis, 1B
8 Rafael Devers, 3B Renato Núñez, 3B
9 Blake Swihart, C Caleb Joseph, C
SP Drew Pomeranz, LHP Yefry Ramirez, RHP