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Red Sox at Orioles lineup: Elementary stuff

Boston looks to get back to basics in the rain against Baltimore.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles
You see the ball, you hit the ball.
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The Red Sox (71-32) look to outlast the Orioles (29-73) one more time behind David Price (11-6, 4.17 ERA) tonight in soggy Baltimore (7:05 NESN, ESPN out-of-market).

About tonight’s game: There’s no escape from the showers, as it’s supposed to pour on and off during the night. Hopefully the mist encourages Price the way it did Rick Porcello on Tuesday or Eduardo Rodriguez earlier in the year in Yankee Stadium: Encouraging them to attack the zone and trust their stuff, especially, in this case, against a bottom-of-the-barrel lineup. For their part, the Orioles start Dylan Bundy (6-9, 4.57 ERA), who, while not great, represents, at age 25, one of the few real building blocks the team has on its MLB roster.

Mitch Moreland is out of the lineup, with Steve Pearce played first and J.D. Martinez DHing. Sandy León is back behind the plate, and Brock Holt’s at second base.

About last night’s game: The Red Sox pulled head twice just to see Drew Pomeranz, throwing largely in the high 80s, give away the lead. Joe Kelly continue his descent, and a last-ditch effort came up just short as the Sox fell, 7-6. Read Matt’s recap here.

Forecast: It only rains now. Them’s the rules.

Today’s reading: The Red Sox traded for Nate Eovaldi! Jalen Beeks, we hardly knew ye. Here’s Matt’s trade writeup, and you can grade it (the trade, not the writeup), here.

Today’s listening: Red Seat episode 86, y’all. Give it a listen. I’m not on it.

A good tweet from yesterday:


Game 104 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 Xander Bogaerts, SS Danny Valencia, RF
5 Steve Pearce, 1B Mark Trumbo, DH
6 Brock Holt, 2B Trey Mancini, LF
7 Rafael Devers, 3B Chris Davis, 1B
8 Sandy León, C Renato Núñez, 3B
9 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Caleb Joseph, C
SP David Price, LHP Dylan Bundy, RHP