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Red Sox at Yankees lineup: Chris Mazza is next in line

And the churn continues

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

DJ LeMahieu sprained his left thumb during the fourth inning of last nights game and was placed on the 10-day IL. As a result, the Yankees lineup has been shuffled around a bit. Miguel Andújar was recalled today and Tyler Wade will fill in for LeMahieu tonight. LeMahieu was leading the American League in hitting and on-base percentage, but Aaron Hicks is more than capable of being a good lead-off man. As for Tyler Wade, he’s a perfectly fine backup utility player. It is a testament to the Yankees depth that they’re able to lose their three best offensive players in Stanton, Judge, and Lemahieu and still put out a lineup this potent.

The Sox did some rearranging themselves this afternoon. Dylan Covey was demoted to the alternate site in favor of tonight’s starter and former Met Chris Mazza. As the Red Sox refine their transformation into the American League Mets, it is only appropriate that they begin using their castoffs to fill innings. Stephen Gonsalves should be starting a game any week now.

Christian Vázquez gets a day off from behind the plate but stays in the lineup at DH, bumping J.D. Martinez to right field which kicks Jackie Bradley Jr. to the pine.

Did you know that last night was the sixth straight game in which Boston has given up 8+ runs?

Game 22

Lineup spot Red Sox Yankees
Lineup spot Red Sox Yankees
1 Kevin Pillar, CF (R) Aaron Hicks, CF (S)
2 Rafael Devers, 3B (L) Gio Urshela, 3B (R)
3 J.D. Martinez, RF (R) Mike Tauchman, RF (L)
4 Xander Bogaerts, SS (R) Gleyber Torres, SS (R)
5 Christian Vázquez, DH (R) Mike Ford, 1B (L)
6 Alex Verdugo, LF (L) Gary Sánchez, C (R)
7 Michael Chavis, 1B (R) Brett Gardner, LF (L)
8 Kevin Plawecki, C (R) Clint Frazier, DH (R)
9 Jonathan Araúz, 2B (S) Tyler Wade, 2B (L)
SP Chris Mazza, RHP J.A. Happ, LHP