A preview of the matchups for today.

On the 4th of July, the Red Sox look to finish off their fireworks in the Nation’s Capital as they go for the sweep of the Washington Nationals. Since June 1, the Nationals have gone 9-19. The team that was supposed to be in rebuilding mode, the Atlanta Braves, are in 1st and are 7 games over them. But still, today marks the last game against an opponent that’s over .500 until July 30 against the Phillies.

Prime opportunity to add on wins, before the Yankees ridiculously easy schedule from August to September.

Eduardo Rodriguez — First career start vs the Washington Nationals.

Washington Nationals:

Adam Eaton – 0 for 2, Walk, K (Only Nationals batter Rodriguez has faced)

Erick Feddle — First career start vs the Boston Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox:

Feddle hasn’t faced any of the current Red Sox batters before.