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Red Sox vs. Mets lineup: Great sport, very fond of it

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At least Red Sox pitchers aren’t the laughingstock of the sport right now!

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox
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You might have heard that baseball has a COVID problem? I think they’re gonna continue this season, but I’m never gonna be quite certain, on any day, before first pitch. Tonight, regrettably, that first pitch will be thrown by Josh Osich, so it’s six of one, half a dozen of the other (runs allowed).

In two days, the Sox have taken all of the air out of their sails. Not only have their starters been murdered, at the conclusion of each game the Sox have signed someone else to throw onto the fire. Yes, “onto.” Tonight, should the season reach 7:35, Osich will open for the newly signed Zack Godley, who would be starting if he was a better pitcher than he is, which he’s not.

Michael Wacha probably is, and is starting for New York tonight. Being of right hand, he has summoned Andrew Benintendi back to the leadoff spot... for now. Alex Verdugo, batting seventh, is *eyeballs emoji* at the top of the order, (this) one suspects.

The Mets’s lineup includes Pete Alonso batting second, which is bad because he is good. If you’re walking behind the monster tonight, wear a mask and a helmet.

Game 4 vs. Mets

Lineup spot Mets Red Sox
Lineup spot Mets Red Sox
1 Amed Rosario, SS Andrew Benintendi, LF
2 Pete Alonso, 1B JD Martinez, DH
3 Jeff McNeil, 3B Rafael Devers 3B
4 J.D. Davis, LF Xander Bogaerts, SS
5 Michael Conforto, RF Mitch Moreland, 1B
6 Wilson Ramos, C Christian Vázquez, C
7 Robinson Canó, 2B Alex Verdugo, RF
8 Dominic Smith, DH Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
9 Brandon Nimmo, CF José Peraza, 2B
SP Michael Wacha, RHP Josh Osich, LHP (opener)