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Red Sox vs. Rays lineups: Keeping it 100

Nathan Eovaldi and his insanely easily velocity get another tune-up against the Rays today in Florida.

Boston Red Sox v Minnesota Twins
Here comes the gas!
Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Red Sox are back in action this afternoon against the Rays when they square off behind Nathan Eovaldi this afternoon at 1:05 p.m. in Fort Myers. This one will be on NESN.

Last time out, Eovaldi cruised through two innings before running into some trouble in the third and fourth innings. He ended up giving up four earned runs over four, which isn’t ideal, but there’s still a couple weeks to go. Per Baseball Savant, he only got two swings-and-misses on his four-seam fastball, which is a little concerning, but he also did this:

That’s good eatin’.

The man just wakes up throwing triple digits, and we love him for it, some more than others. He’ll be followed on the mound today by Garrett Whitlock, Adam Ottavino, A.J. Politi, Ryan Weber and Raynel Espinal.

Xander Bogaerts is back in the field after his season debut at shortstop, while Jarren Duran, who was optioned to minor-league camp yesterday, gets the start in center. FWIW:

It confused me too.

The Rays send out local lad Rich Hill, who just had his 41st birthday. A whipper-snapper, I tells ya.

Rays lineup

1. Yoshi Tsutsugo, 1B

2. Mike Zunino, C

3. Brandon Lowe, 2B

4. Yandy Díaz, DH

5. Kevin Kiermaier, CF

6. Willy Adames, SS

7. Joey Wendle, 3B

8. Ryan Boldt, RF

9. Nathan Lukes, LF

SP: Rich Hill, LHP

Red Sox lineup

1. Kiké Hernández, 2B

2. Jarren Duran, CF

3. J.D. Martinez, DH

4. Xander Bogaerts, SS

5. Rafael Devers, 3B

6. Hunter Renfroe, RF

7. Marwin Gonzalez, LF

8. Christian Vázquez, C

9. Bobby Dalbec, 1B

SP: Nathan Eovaldi, RHP