The Red Sox are going for their 8th win in a row, currently the best active streak going on. Behind them are the Twins at 5 Wins. Yes their opponents have been inferior. But with bad teams, they still find a way to win over 60+ games. The Yankees can attest to that, who recently got swept by the Rays and had to settle for a split of double header with the Orioles. William Cuevas took the Youkilis express back down to Pawtucket, Jalen Beeks takes his place. If Velazquez were to leave early because of injury/ineffectiveness, Beeks will be the first man out of the pen.

Hector Velazquez finally takes the mound for the Sox in a start. It only took injuries to Pomeranz, Wright and Brian Johnson for it to happen. Velazquez has overall been an unsung hero in the pen for the Sox. Ever since his bad debut in the majors, he is a prime example of not to judge him bases on that one outing…. like has been the case for Jalen Beeks. On the year Velazquez is 6-0 with a sparkling ERA of 2.76. Early on in his career he has loved pitching at Fenway Park. His home ERA is 1.83 in 34.1 innings, on the road it sits at 3.75 in 36 innings.

Yovani Gallardo takes the ball for the Rangers, he literally takes the ball from them. In 4 starts with the Rangers, he is 3-0. This is where W-L records need to be thrown out the window. The season ERA as a Red & Ranger is up in the sky at 8.17 (5.87 in Rangers uniform. In 18 innings against the likes of the Tigers, White Sox and Twins he has given up 11 Runs (10 ER). His offense behind him has scored 40 Runs in his four starts. Gallardo against the offense should be a laugher walking away.

Hector Velazquez — Career vs Texas Rangers in 1 game, 13.50 ERA. Nothing disastrous, it was one appearance where he gave up 1 run in 0.2 inning. Career at Fenway Park in 17 games (2 starts), 5-0 with a 1.83 ERA.

Texas Rangers:

Elvis Andrus —–

Adrian Beltre —–

Robinson Chirinos- 0 for 1

Shin-Soo Choo —–

Delino DeShields —–

Joey Gallo – 0 for 1

Ronald Guzman —–

Isiah Kiner-Falefa —–

Nomar Mazara – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg) HR, 3 RBIs

Rougned Odor —–

Jurickson Profar – Walk

Ryan Rua —–

Carlos Tocci —–

Yovani Gallardo — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 7 starts, 2-3 with a 5.25 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 5 starts, 1-3 with a 6.12 ERA.

Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 1 for 5 (.200 avg) Double, K

Mookie Betts – 4 for 15 (.267 avg) HR, 4 RBIs, Walk, K

Xander Bogaerts – 5 for 15 (.333 avg) Double, 2 RBIs, Walk, 2 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3 for 10 (.300 avg) 3 Doubles, RBI, Walk, 2 Ks

Rafael Devers —–

Brock Holt – 2 for 10 (.200 avg) RBI, Walk, 2 Ks

Sandy Leon – 0 for 1, Walk

J.D. Martinez – 5 for 15 (.333 avg) Double, 2 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 1 for 5 (.200 avg) Double, Walk, 2 Ks

Eduardo Nunez —–

Steve Pearce – 2 for 14 (.143 avg) HR, RBI, Walk, 5 Ks

Blake Swihart – 2 for 6 (.333 avg) RBI, K