It was a modest offseason for the defending World Series champions, but the primary move was to retain their postseason hero, Nathan Eovaldi. The mid-season acquisition performed valiantly throughout his tenure in Boston and endeared himself to fans during his extra innings loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dave Dombrowski wasted little time in retaining the hard-throwing right hander, and he’ll make his 2019 debut tonight in Seattle.

The Red Sox will look to rebound after a shaky start to the young season in which Chris Sale was touched for three homeruns, and seven earned runs. Perhaps it was rust, but it was a poor start and a rough sight for Sox fans everywhere.

First pitch is scheduled for 10 PM EST.

Nathan Eovaldi — Career vs Seattle Mariners in 3 starts – 0-0, 17 IP, 2.12 ERA, and 13 K’s. Career at T-Mobile Park (formerly SafeCo Field) in 1 start – 6 IP, 6 K’s, 0.00 ERA.

Seattle Mariners:

Tim Beckham 3 for 7, RBI

Jay Bruce2 for 10, HR & 3 RBI’s

Edwin Encarnacion2 for 9

David Freitas —–

Dee Gordon 1 for 4, RBI

Mitch Haniger 0 for 2

Ryon Healy0 for 2

Dylan Moore —–

Omar Narvaez —–

Domingo Santana —–

Mallex Smith

Daniel Vogelbach —–

Yusei Kikuchi The rookie from Japan will be making his second career Major League start, and his first against the Boston Red Sox. In his first game against the Oakland Athletics, he allowed one ER over 4 IP in a no decision.

Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi

Mookie Betts

Xander Bogaerts

Jackie Bradley Jr. – —

Rafael Devers

Brock Holt —–

J.D. Martinez

Mitch Moreland

Eduardo Nunez

Steve Pearce —–

Blake Swihart —–

Christian Vazquez —–

Sam Travis —–