After having their second day off in three games, the now 3-9 Boston Red Sox look to regroup after another a frustrating loss. While the loss had the main headline of Sale still not being Chris Sale, there was still blame to go all around. Vazquez’s defense was on the poor side, and it seems as if opposing runners are “all systems go” on running against him. Workman (inherited runner) and Barnes gave up a run apiece, putting more pressure on the lineup to rally.



That lineup as well, struggled again with RISP for the most part. They did score five runs, but they were just 1 for 8 with RISP. The dagger to end the game was getting the first two runners on, and then three consecutive outs followed. Current rankings for the AL, has the Red Sox lineup 9th in three categories — Runs, HRs, and avg with RISP. With the lineup this talented, the only direction is up.

Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound for the Sox in his third start of the season. His first start of the season in Seattle was a clunker, giving up 6 ER off of 8 hits in five innings of work. His next start in Oakland was an inning removed from a quality start, giving up 3 ER in five innings. That Oakland start came eight days ago. While Sale gave up a lot of hits, a good share of those were just seeing-eye-singles. With Eovaldi’s stuff, he has more than enough ability to mow down this AAA lineup.

Aaron Sanchez takes the ball for the Jays. He debuted just five years ago, but this will be already his twentieth career game facing the Red Sox. Oddly enough, the team has had better success against him when they come to the Rogers Centre. After dealing with stints on the used to be called DL for the past two seasons, Sanchez looks to continue his solid 2019 start (1.64 ERA in 11 innings). The 2017-2018 seasons, he only had 28 starts total.

Last season he made 20 starts, and four of them were against the Red Sox.

4 starts (0-2, 4.70 ERA

23 innings, 20 Hits, 13 Runs (12 ER), 4 HRs, 9 Walks, 22 Ks

First Pitch – 7:10 ET !!! 


Nathan Eovaldi — Career vs Toronto Blue Jays in 4 games (3 starts), 1-1 with a 2.78 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 10 games (9 starts), 5-1 with a 3.33 ERA.


Toronto Blue Jays:

Socrates Brito —–

Brandon Drury – 0 for 2

Freddy Galvis – 0 for 2

Randal Grichuk – 0 for 2, 2 Ks

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 0 for 1, Walk, K

Alen Hanson —–

Teoscar Hernandez – 0 for 1, K

Danny Jansen – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg)

Luke Maile – 0 for 2, 2 Ks

Billy McKinney —–

Justin Smoak – 0 for 8, K

Rowdy Tellez —–

Richard Urena —–


Aaron Sanchez — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 19 games (11 starts), 4-4 with a 4.06 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 9 games (6 starts), 3-3 with a 3.79 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 3 for 13 (.231 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Walks, K

Mookie Betts – 7 for 26 (.269 avg) 2 Doubles, HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Walks, 5 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 7 for 31 (.226 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, 6 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 5 for 16 (.313 avg) Double, HR, 5 RBIs, 3 Walks, 2 Ks

Rafael Devers – 1 for 9 (.111 avg) 3 Ks

Brock Holt – 3 for 16 (.188 avg) Double, 2 RBIs, 3 Walks, 2 Ks

J.D. Martinez – 5 for 19 (.263 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, 5 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 4 for 15 (.267 avg) Double, 2 Walks, 2 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 3 for 14 (.214 avg) Walk, 6 Ks

Steve Pearce – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) Walk, 2 Ks

Dustin Pedroia – 5 for 19 (.263 avg) Double, 3 RBIs, 4 Walks, 3 Ks

Blake Swihart – 0 for 6, 5 Ks

Christian Vazquez – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) 2 RBIs, Walk, K

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