Yes there was NFL pre-season games going on last night. If you checked the scores last night, you might’ve thought you were on the wrong page as you see a Final score of 19-12. While the Sox pitching had their woes… they didn’t get a 1-2-3 inning until the 7th…. the offense kept on chugging along. Hopefully they saved some runs for today’s doubleheader. For the pitching, it’s best to just throw the stats out the window. Career minor leaguer Dan Butler started at catcher, and there was clearly a lot of miscommunication.

Yankees got trounced by the Rangers 12-7, bringing division lead back up to 9 games. The .245 hitting rookie Ronald Guzman unloaded with a 3 HR game. This was his first multi HR game, and first game he has homered in since July 15. He’s probably wishing he could face the Yankees more often. Of his 12 HRs this season, SIX have come against the pinstripes.

David Price takes the mound for the Red Sox. Obviously with last night’s short outing by Eovaldi and today’s doubleheader, Alex Cora would love nothing more than a long outing out of price today. Price has excelled when pitching at Camden, so cards are in their favor for that. Price is coming off of a solid Sunday night outing vs the Yankees, throwing 6 innings of 2 run ball. It was a No Decision, as the Sox battled back to win it in the 10th.

He has faced the Orioles once this season, and that was his complete game effort on May 17. It was shutout up until 2 outs in the 9th, where he gave up a 2 run HR.

Jimmy Yacabonis takes the ball for the Orioles. Thus far in his first 4 games of the season (2 starts, 2 relief app) haven’t been a great welcome for the 26 year old righty. He has a 7.15 ERA (9 ER in 11.1 innings), 1.94 WHIP and opp .326 avg. His most recent start was 5 innings of 3 run ball facing the Yankees. With him newly being a starter in the bigs, and 5 innings being the most he’s thrown, curious to see what his pitch limit will be for today’s game.

***Apologies for error in last night’s matchups. I had forgotten that game 4 of this series was changed from this coming Monday, to a double header today.

David Price — Career vs Baltimore Orioles in 26 starts, 13-5 with a 2.77 ERA. Career at Camden Yards in 11 starts, 7-0 with a 2.96 ERA.

Baltimore Orioles:

Tim Beckham – 2 for 11 (.182 avg) RBI, 6 Ks

Chris Davis – 11 for 41 (.268 avg) 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 3 Walks, 18 Ks

Adam Jones – 15 for 69 (.217 avg) 5 Doubles, 3 RBIs, 3 Walks, 18 Ks

Caleb Joseph – 2 for 15 (.133 avg) RBI, 4 Ks

Trey Mancini – 2 for 10 (.200 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, 3 Ks

Cedric Mullins —–

Renato Nunez – 0 for 1, RBI

Jace Peterson —–

Joey Rickard – 3 for 12 (.250 avg) Double, Walk, 2 Ks

Mark Trumbo – 9 for 40 (.225 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 13 Ks

Jonathan Villar – 2 for 9 (.222 avg) RBI

Austin Wynns —–

Jimmy Yacabonis — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 2 games, 6.75 ERA. In those 2 relief appearances last season, he gave up 1 ER in 1.1 inning. Career at Camden Yards in 10 games (2 starts), 2-0 with a 3.44 ERA.

Andrew Benintendi —–

Mookie Betts – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) Triple

Xander Bogaerts —–

Jackie Bradley Jr. —–

Dan Butler —–

Rafael Devers —–

Brock Holt —–

Sandy Leon – 0 for 1

J.D. Martinez —–

Mitch Moreland —–

Eduardo Nunez —–

Steve Pearce – 0 for 1