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Red Sox at Braves Lineups: Eddie to the mound

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Rodriguez gets the start as the Sox travel to take on the Braves.

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

The Red Sox are heading out on the road after a couple of home games in a row to take on the Braves. This will not only be the second time they face off against Atlanta this week, but also the second time they play the Braves for an ESPN audience this week. First pitch is set for 1:05 PM ET.

There’s not a ton to say about this one, as road games generally feature fewer regulars in spring. The Red Sox do get Eudardo Rodriguez on the mound, though. Obviously with the situation around Chris Sale currently mired in uncertainty, Rodriguez jumps to the head of the rotation and becomes a very important player for this team, particularly early in the season. As always, spring stats don’t mean a ton, but given the importance of his early-season performance it would be nice for him to be able to get some momentum in March to carry into the start of the year. He’ll have a challenge today against a talented Braves lineup.

Speaking of momentum, Chavis could use some today as well. It hasn’t been a total no-show for the sophomore infielder, but he’s had some swing and miss issues and you’d like to see him get the timing down before the year gets started for real. Joining him in the lineup today are José Peraza, Kevin Plawecki, and prospects Jarren Duran and Bobby Dalbec.

The full lineups are below:

3/6, at Braves

Lineup Spot Red Sox Braves
Lineup Spot Red Sox Braves
1 Jarren Duran, CF Ronald Acuña Jr., CF
2 José Peraza, SS Ozzie Albies, 2B
3 Michael Chavis, 2B Freddie Freeman, 1B
4 Kevin Plawecki, C Marcell Ozuna, LF
5 Bobby Dalbec, 1B Carlos Martinez, DH
6 Chad De La Guerra, 3B Austin Riley, 3B
7 John Andreoli, RF Dansby Swanson, SS
8 Nick Longhi, LF Adam Duvall, RF
9 Roldani Baldwin, DH Tyler Flowers, C
SP Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP Kyle Wright, RHP