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Red Sox vs. Mariners Lineups: A Nasty Nate Saturday

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Nate Eovaldi looks to make it two in a row for the Red Sox.

Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

The Red Sox hit a bit of a snag towards the end of this past week, losing two in a row to end their series against the Blue Jays and the dropping the series opener against the Mariners. They were able to bounce back and grab a victory on Friday night to even up the four-game set against Seattle, with Xander Bogaerts leading the way. Today’s game starts at 1:10 PM ET.

Now, they are looking to turn it into a streak and win two in a row. The good news there is that they have their best pitcher to date on the mound to start this game in Nathan Eovaldi. There are always some questions about his ability to stay healthy, but he’s showing in the early part of this season that as long as he’s on the mound, things typically go well. For this year, a big part of the success has been a diversified arsenal that includes multiple breaking balls. This has led to less predictability, and as a result less hard contact.

On the other side, the Red Sox offense will be going up against right-handed pitcher Chris Flexen. After spending last season pitching extremely well in the KBO, he’s made his way back to the majors. So far this season he’s pitched pretty well, with a 3.38 ERA. Going up against him, Boston will have mostly their normal lineup out there. Christian Arroyo leads off and plays second base with Kiké Hernández getting the day off, while Kevin Plawecki gets the start behind the plate with Christian Vázquez sitting. Here are the full lineups:

Game 22 vs. Mariners

Lineup Spot Mariners Red Sox
Lineup Spot Mariners Red Sox
1 Mitch Haniger, RF Chrisitan Arroyo, 2B
2 Ty France, 2B Alex Verdugo, CF
3 Kyle Seager, 3B J.D. Martinez, DH
4 José Marmolejos, DH Xander Bogaerts, SS
5 Evan White, 1B Rafael Devers, 3B
6 Taylor Trammell, CF Marwin Gonzalez, RF
7 Luis Torrens, C Bobby Dalbec, 1B
8 Sam Haggerty, LF Franchy Cordero, LF
9 J.P. Crawford, SS Kevin Plawecki, C
SP Chris Flexen, RHP Nathan Eovaldi, RHP