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Red Sox at Mets lineup: Happy Sale Day!

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Boogeyman gets another postseason tuneup tonight against the Mets.

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
Except imagine he’s wearing yellow.
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The Red Sox and Mets finish up their two-games series tonight at Fenway Park with Chris Sale on the mound for the good guys (7:10 p.m., NESN, ESPN out-of-market).

Sale didn’t look like CHRIS SALE the last time out, and he looks to get back into form after his second bout with COVID-19, with his final start currently lining up with the last day of the regular season. It would be nice to have Sale available as a starter or reliever in the wild card game—don’t much care which—and every win the red-hot Sox can put up between now and then makes a potential one-game affair that much more palatable.

Taijuan Walker starts for the Mets, who are just about done with another thorough Metsing of a perfect good season. Gotta admire the consistency. The Sox face their crosstown rivals starting on Friday, so with a rare two-day-off week (likely to accommodate rainouts that didn’t end up needing accommodation), it’d be swell to make it seven in a row before the dang Yankees come to town.

The Sox will wear yellow again tonight because it seems to be working. Hunter Renfroe is back in the lineup, with Bobby Dalbec back to the bench, but otherwise things are the same. Let’s get it.

Game 153 vs. Mets

Lineup spot Mets Red Sox
Lineup spot Mets Red Sox
1 Brandon Nimmo, CF Kiké Hernández, CF
2 Pete Alonso, 1B Kyle Schwarber, 1B
3 Francisco Lindor, SS Xander Bogaerts, SS
4 Javier Báez, 2B Rafael Devers, 3B
5 J.D. Davis, DH J.D. Martinez, DH
6 Jonathan Villar, 3B Alex Verdugo, LF
7 Jeff MacNeil, LF Hunter Renfroe, RF
8 Kevin Pillar, RF Christian Vázquez, C
9 James McCann, C José Iglesias, 2B
SP Taijuan Walker, RHP Chris Sale, LHP