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Red Sox at Yankees lineup: This is what they got Nathan Eovaldi for, right?

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Andrew Benintendi’s still out, because that’s how this season goes.

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I mean... it can’t get worse, can it?
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Game 19 at Yankees

Lineup spot Red Sox Yankees
Lineup spot Red Sox Yankees
1 Mookie Betts, RF Brett Gardner, CF
2 Xander Bogaerts, SS Aaron Judge, RF
3 J.D. Martinez, LF Luke Voit, 1B
4 Steve Pearce, 1B Gleyber Torres, SS
5 Mitch Moreland, DH D.J. LeMahieu, 2B
6 Dustin Pedroia, 2B Clint Frazier, DH
7 Rafael Devers, 3B Mike Tauchman, LF
8 Christian Vázquez, C Gio Urshela, 3B
9 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Austin Romine, C
SP Nathan Eovaldi, RHP J.A. Happ, LHP

The Red Sox (6-12) are bad right now, but tonight they send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound for the 6:35 p.m. start against the Yankees (7-9), against whom he thrived last season. It won’t matter if the team can’t otherwise hit, field or throw, but it’s at least a start. Maybe. Things are pretty glum around here.

This play from last night was very good:

But I didn’t even notice at the game because I stopped paying attention, even to the MVP. It was that type of night and it’s been that type of season. Glory be to Mike Tauchman and all, but I think the Sox can do better. At some point they have to and at some point they have to, but we’re obviously closer to the former than the latter. This is rock bottom, and The Little Mermaid lied: It’s no fun on the ocean floor. Take it from me.

Andrew Benintendi is still out with a sore foot. Christian Vázquez returns behind the dish and apparently Dustin Pedroia can play second tonight. Any push out of the sludge would be appreciated.