It’s the battle of two struggling starters in the Bronx.

Last night didn’t go quite as anticipated as the Boston Red Sox were outclassed in every sense of the word against their rivals. There were scoring opportunities, but the bats were largely quieted by the dominating start of James Paxton. At least Chris Sale’s velocity was up….right?

Here’s what you need to know:

Just a friendly reminder that Mookie got the best of J.A. Happ last season…..

And so did J.D. Martinez…..

First Pitch – 6:35 ET !!!


Nathan Eovaldi — Career vs New York Yankees in 4 starts, 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 26 games (25 starts), 10-5 with a 3.70 ERA.


New York Yankees:

Clint Frazier —–

Mike Ford —–

Brett Gardner – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) K

Kyle Higashioka —–

Aaron Judge – 2 for 7 (.286 avg) Double, K

D.J. LeMahieu – 2 for 12 (.167 avg) RBI

Austin Romine – 0 for 4, 2 Ks

Mike Tauchman —–

Gleyber Torres – 1 for 8 (.125 avg) Double, 3 Ks

Gio Urshela – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg) Walk

Luke Voit —–

Tyler Wade —–


J.A. Happ — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 21 games (20 starts), 8-4 with a 2.98 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 17 starts, 8-3 with a 4.05 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 2 for 18 (.111 avg) Double, 2 Walks, 7 Ks

Mookie Betts – 7 for 34 (.206 avg) Double, Triple, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 2 Walks, 4 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 5 for 31 (.161 avg) Double, Triple, RBI, 4 Walks, 6 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3 for 20 (.150 avg) Double, RBI, 2 Walks, 7 Ks

Rafael Devers – 2 for 12 (.167 avg) 2 Ks

Sandy Leon – 1 for 10 (.100 avg) RBI, 5 Ks

J.D. Martinez – 4 for 20 (.200 avg) RBI, 2 Walks, 3 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 0 for 5, 2 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 8 for 31 (.258 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 RBIs, Walk, 4 Ks

Steve Pearce – 11 for 32 (.344 avg) 2 Doubles, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 5 Walks, 4 Ks

Dustin Pedroia – 7 for 32 (.219 avg) 2 Doubles, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 3 Walks, 5 Ks

Christian Vazquez – 4 for 15 (.267 avg) Double, RBI, 2 Walks, 4 Ks

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