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Red Sox at Blue Jays Lineups: Going for two in a row without Eovaldi

Instead, Colten Brewer takes the mound.

Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

The Red Sox are coming off a win on Tuesday night, and they will look to make it two in a row in Buffalo tonight. Originally, the plan was for Nathan Eovaldi to get the start for this one, but that changed last night. Apparently, Eovaldi is dealing with a minor injury in his calf and has been pushed back. For now, the plan is for him to get the start on Saturday against the Nationals, though it seems possible that could be delayed again.

More immediately, though, Colten Brewer takes the mound for this one in Eovaldi’s stead. Brewer is, of course, normally reliever but he’s been heading up the bullpen games the last couple times through and doing a pretty good job of it. In fact, he’s starting to stretch himself out a little bit and is coming close to something you could call a traditional starter. He’s not there, but he’s approaching it. His last time out against the Orioles he tossed four scoreless innings. After him, I’d expect to see some Ryan Weber to hopefully fill out the first six innings if things go according to plan.

On the other side, it’s a typical lineup for the Red Sox as they go up against Julian Merryweather, who is making his first career start. Somewhat of note is that despite Merryweather being a righty, Michael Chavis is in the lineup, getting the start at second base. Other than that, it’s the same group we saw last night.

The full lineups are below.

Game 31 at Blue Jays

Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
1 Alex Verdugo, LF Cavan Biggio, 2B
2 Rafael Devers, 3B Randal Grichuk, CF
3 J.D. Martinez, DH Travis Shaw, 3B
4 Xander Bogaerts, SS Teoscar Hernandez, RF
5 Mitch Moreland, 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr., DH
6 Christian Vázquez, C Rowdy Tellez, 1B
7 Kevin Pillar, RF Lourdes Gurriel Jr., LF
8 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Reese McGuire, C
9 Michael Chavis, 2B Santiago Espinal, SS
SP Colten Brewer, RHP Julian Merryweather, RHP