The Red Sox play a day game on a Wednesday in May, as they wrap up their series with the Blue Jays. The lineup is also unique. Mookie for the 4th straight game is sitting out, Nunez is at DH, Swihart is at 1st base, and JBJ is manning the right field corner. There’s day baseball for you. The lead in the AL East remains at 2 games, right before they play the 1st place Houston Astros.

Eduardo Rodriguez is on the mound for the Red Sox, and has been having a stellar month of May. After getting knocked around by the Rangers on May 5th, the next four starts has seen him allow 3 earned runs or less in each of them (2 giving up 0 runs). The only qualm that needs adjusting is innings. In 10 starts this season, he has pitched a total of 53.2 innings. Just one time has pitched beyond the 6 inning mark. Oddly enough, the Rangers start was actually the last time he pitched a full 6 innings.

Sam Gaviglio takes the ball for the Blue Jays, the 28 year old right hander takes on his 3rd game against Boston (1st start). Since debuting last year, he is now wearing his 3rd uniform in the big leagues. After being used out of the bullpen twice versus the Red Sox, with good success against their lineup, he is now part of the starting rotation. His first 2 starts have been good (3 ER in 11.1 innings), last time out beating the upstart Phillies. Interesting to see how he pitches against the Red Sox today, with how he had pitched against them earlier this month.

4.1 innings, 2 Hits, 1 Run, 1 Walk, 6 Ks


Eduardo Rodriguez — Career vs Toronto Blue Jays in 9 games (8 starts), 2-3 with a 5.44 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 38 starts, 11-9 with a 4.60 ERA.


Toronto Blue Jays:

Josh Donaldson – 1 for 16 (.063 avg) 5 Walks, 6 Ks

Curtis Granderson —–

Teoscar Hernandez – 1 for 5 (.200 avg) RBI, K

Luke Maile – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) 3 Ks

Russell Martin – 4 for 14 (.286 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, 5 Walks, 3 Ks

Kendrys Morales – 5 for 19 (.263 avg) 2 Doubles, HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Ks

Kevin Pillar – 5 for 18 (.278 avg) 2 Doubles, 3 RBIs, 3 Ks

Dwight Smith Jr. —–

Justin Smoak – 2 for 7 (.286 avg) Walk, 2 Ks

Yangervis Solarte – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) HR, RBI

Devon Travis – 3 for 10 (.300 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 Ks

Giovanny Urshela – 0 for 2


Sam Gaviglio — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 2 games, 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA. That is 2 relief appearances earlier this month, allowing just 1 ER in 4.1 innings. First career game at Fenway Park.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 0 for 2, Walk

Xander Bogaerts —–

Mookie Betts – 0 for 3, 2 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 0 for 1, K

Rafael Devers – 0 for 1, K

Brock Holt – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg)

Sandy Leon —–

J.D. Martinez – 0 for 3, Walk, 2 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 1 for 2 (.500 avg)

Eduardo Nunez – 0 for 1

Dustin Pedroia —–

Blake Swihart —–

Christian Vazquez – 0 for 2

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