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Red Sox at Yankees lineup: We’ve missed this

The season feels like it’s on thin ice again, and I’m glad we get at least one rivalry game.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Mets
Sometimes I grab the first pic in the system. This is one of those times.
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The Sox are within a game of .500! The Sox are within a game of .500! Let the streamers fall. Hug your loved ones. We made it, and it will all end tonight, for better or worse. Could be back tomorrow, though.

Anyhow it’s the Yankees this evening at 7:05, as The Rivalry begins anew behind Ryan Weber, so between that, Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery (?) and the zombie apocalypse it’s not exactly happiest or flashiest Hatfield/McCoy mixer, but it’ll play. At least we get on record for another year. Something about it seems very normal, especially on a night a fifth of the league is shut down due to COVID.

The Yankees lineup is as good as ever, with Aaron Judge batting second, Gleyber Torres third and Giancarlo Stanton batting third. Those may be bad examples because Boston’s 2-4 is arguably better, but the filler leans Yankees everywhere but behind the plate, became who’s better than league MVP Christian Vázquez? Mike Trout? Hardly.

Anyhow Andrew Benintendi finally sits against the lefty in ultimate favor of Alex Verdugo and that is notable and probably gonna be sustained. Good on Ron Roenicke. Here’s the rest of the damage:

Game 8 at Yankees

Lineup spot Red Sox Yankees
Lineup spot Red Sox Yankees
1 Kevin Pillar, RF DJ LeMahieu, 2B
2 JD Martinez, DH Aaron Judge, RF
3 Rafael Devers, 3B Gleyber Torres, SS
4 Xander Bogaerts, SS Giancarlo Stanton, DH
5 Christian Vázquez, C Aaron Hicks, CF
6 Alex Verdugo, LF Luke Voit, 1B
7 Michael Chavis, 1B Gio Urshela, 3B
8 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Brett Gardner, LF
9 José Peraza, 2B Kyle Higashioka, C
SP Ryan Weber, RHP Jordan Montgomery, LHP