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Red Sox vs. Mets lineup: A Thor matchup is anything but low-key

Couldn’t help it.

Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

The Red Sox (101-46) take on the perpetual disaster that is the New York Mets (68-78) tonight at Fenway Park (7:10 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-network). Here’s a series preview.

About tonight’s game: Hector Velazquez was supposed to start but he’s sick, so William Cuevas (0-0, 3.68 ERA) will get the emergency start. You don’t need me to tell you that Cuevas is no Noah Syndergaard (11-3 3.44 ERA), who will start for the Mets. It should be a treat to see Thor try to sneak fastballs past MVP candidates Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, especially if he fails. As for the rest of the lineup, Rafael Devers is at third and Blake Swihart is behind the plate.

About last night’s game: They won. They always win. J.D. hit number 41 and that was basically that. Blao.

Forecast: 66 degrees and clear af. Good stuff.

Today’s reading: Is Eduardo Rodriguez the postseason X-factor? The answer may SHOCK YOU. (Also it’s yes.)

A good tweet:


Game 148 vs. Mets

Lineup spot Mets Red Sox
Lineup spot Mets Red Sox
1 Amed Rosario, SS Mookie Betts, RF
2 Jeff McNeil, 2B Andrew Benintendi, LF
3 Michael Conforto, LF Mitch Moreland, 1B
4 Jay Bruce, 1B J.D. Martinez, DH
5 Todd Frazier, 3B Xander Bogaerts, SS
6 Brandon Nimmo, RF Rafael Devers, 3B
7 Dominic Smith, DH Ian Kinsler, 2B
8 Austin Jackson, CF Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
9 Tomas Nido, C Blake Swihart, C
SP Noah Syndergaard, RHP William Cuevas, RHP