A preview of the pitcher and hitter matchups for tonight’s game brought to you by Sox Signatures!

In what could be a pivotal series, the 1st place Red Sox start a series in the Bronx tonight. The best case scenario for the team is leaving New York with a 4 game advantage in the division.

Newly acquired and well traveled AL East member Steve Pearce joins the team today. With his success against lefties, he will most definitely get the nod at first opposing C.C. Sabathia. In 33 ABs, he has 2 longballs off of him. Moreland has struggled in limited ABs.

Tonight, Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound for the Red Sox. Porcello was unsuccessful going for win #10, so Eduardo Rodriguez looks to become the first Red Sox starter to get to 10 wins. If before the season started, someone would say “Eduardo will be first Sox starter to get to 10 wins”…. you’d might worry about a not too great season. His most recent start wasn’t a pretty one in Seattle, giving up 5 runs (4 ER) in 4 innings of work. This was his first bad start since May 5th, so no cause for concern.

C.C. Sabathia takes the ball for the Yankees. The soon-to-be 38 year old hasn’t skipped a beat as time ticks by. In 14 starts, he has a 3.18 ERA, while having just a 4-3 record. Another example of W-L record not meaning that much. From May 10th to 23rd he had three consecutive starts (including Boston), that he gave up 4 runs or more. Those are the only starts he has give up more than 3 runs. The Red Sox offense has been better this month hitting lefties.  It is even better that the team has added Steve Peace. He has holstered a .299 avg, .975 ops and 8 HRs in his time in Yankee Stadium.


Eduardo Rodriguez — Career vs New York Yankees in 10 starts, 4-2 with a 2.70 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 6 starts, 2-2 with a 2.25 ERA.


New York Yankees:

Miguel Andujar – 0 for 2, K

Greg Bird – 3 for 9 (.333 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, 3 Ks

Brandon Drury —–

Brett Gardner – 5 for 19 (.263 avg) HR, RBI, Walk, 3 Ks

Didi Gregorius – 7 for 26 (.269 avg) 2 Doubles, RBI, Walk, K

Aaron Hicks – 3 for 10 (.300 avg) Double, 2 Ks

Kyle Higashioka —–

Aaron Judge – 0 for 4, 4 Walks, K

Austin Romine – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) HR, RBI, Walk

Giancarlo Stanton – 1 for 2 (.500 avg)

Gleyber Torres – 0 for 2

Neil Walker —–


C.C. Sabathia — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 40 starts, 17-13 with a 4.20 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 129 starts, 58-34 with a 3.69 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andre Benintendi – 3 for 14 (.214 avg) Double, Walk, 4 Ks

Mookie Betts – 10 for 24 (.417 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 RBIs, 4 Walks, 3 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 5 for 30 (.167 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, 10 Walks, 9 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 7 for 28 (.250 avg) 2 RBIs, 4 Walks, 11 Ks

Rafael Devers – 2 for 5 (.400 avg) 2 Walks, 2 Ks

Brock Holt – 0 for 3, Walk, 2 Ks

Sandy Leon – 3 for 10 (.300 avg) HR, 5 RBIs, 2 Walks, 2 Ks

J.D. Martinez – 2 for 10 (.200 avg) 2 RBIs, Walk, 3 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 1 for 7 (.143 avg) 4 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 3 for 11 (.273 avg) RBI, Walk, 2 Ks

Steve Pearce – 9 for 33 (.273 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 3 Walks, 6 Ks

Blake Swihart —–

Christian Vazquez – 1 for 4 (.250 avg)

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