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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: Wake up the bats, man!

With two exceptions, the offense has slept over the last week while the pitchers have shined.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox
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The Red Sox look to get back in the win column behind Nathan Eovaldi when they finish up their weekend series this afternoon against the Blue Jays (1:35 p.m.),

The pitching has actually been... kinda good recently? The offense, Alex Verdugo and Mitch Moreland excepted, has been considerably less so. I feel bad enough for Andrew Benintendi, who was pinch-hit for in the fourth inning last night, that I will forego my daily backhanded comment about him here. It’s also not just him. Almost every Red Sox bitter is flailing away.

Today, they will flail against Matt Shoemaker, the perennially injured but talented righty. Eovaldi no doubt approves of the in-kind matchup. Despite the lack of offense on both sides, there’s a single substitute from yesterday between the two teams — Tzu-Win Lin gets the start at second. Here you go:

Game 15 vs. Blue Jays

Lineup spot Blue Jays Red Sox
Lineup spot Blue Jays Red Sox
1 Cavan Biggio, 2B Alex Verdugo, RF
2 Bo Bichette, SS Rafael Devers, 3B
3 Travis Shaw, 3B JD Martinez, DH
4 Téoscar Hernández, RF Xander Bogaerts, SS
5 Lourdes Gurriel Jr., LF Mitch Moreland, 1B
6 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B Christian Vázquez, C
7 Randal Grichuk, CF Andrew Benintendi, LF
8 Rowdy Tellez, DH Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
9 Danny Jansen, C Tzu-Wei Lin, 2B
SP Matt Shoemaker, RHP Nathan Eovaldi, RHP