The thrill of the Sox sweeping the 1st place Rays at the Trop has subsided. The Tigers beat the Sox by getting to the weaker parts of bullpen in Game 1. Then in Game 2, the Tigers pitching staff allowed 17 Sox to get on base, and SOMEHOW got away with only giving up 2 runs. The Sox offense has been the most baffling aspect about this struggling team. They now rank 22nd in baseball in Runs scored. For the American League, only the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians have scored less.

Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound for the Sox. His most recent start against the Rays was a bit of a setback as he gave up 4 Runs (3 ER) in 5.1 innings. His start prior to that was the dominant 6.2 outing of limiting the Orioles to 2 ER. E-Rod looks to drop his ERA to more of a normal one, as it currently sits at 7.20. Facing this Tigers lineup should do the trick, as they are last in the AL in run production. Brasier, Barnes and Workman will be available, since they all weren’t used yesterday.

Tyson Ross takes the ball for the Tigers in his fifth start of the season. A surprising stat is that the Tigers actually hold the 2nd best ERA in the AL (3.23), right behind the Rays. Ross has contributed to that with a 3.38 ERA. While he has a WHIP of just 1.25, it’s interesting to note that two of his four starts has seen him walk four batters apiece. If the struggling Sox lineup get the erratic Ross, will they make him pay? Or will he just be borrowing Spencer Turnbull’s lucky rabbit foot?

First Pitch – 7:10 ET !!!

Eduardo Rodriguez — Career vs Detroit Tigers in 4 starts, 2-1 with a 3.52 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 50 games (46 starts), 16-12 with a 4.34 ERA.

Detroit Tigers:

Gordon Beckham —–

Miguel Cabrera – 3 for 6 (.500 avg) 2 Walks, 2 Ks

Jeimer Candelario —–

Nicholas Castellanos – 1 for 12 (.083 avg) HR, RBI, 6 Ks

Brandon Dixon —–

Niko Goodrum – 0 for 2, Walk

Grayson Greiner —–

Josh Harrison – 0 for 2, K

John Hicks —–

JaCoby Jones – 3 for 4 (.750 avg) Double, Triple, K

Dustin Peterson —–

Ronny Rodriguez – 0 for 2, K

Tyson Ross — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 3 games, 0-1 with a 27.00 ERA. In those three relief appearances, Ross has given up 5 ER in just 1.2 innings off of six hits & two walks, while striking out one Sox batter. All three of those appearances came at Fenway Park.

Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi —–

Mookie Betts —–

Xander Bogaerts —–

Jackie Bradley Jr. —–

Michael Chavis —–

Rafael Devers —–

Sandy Leon —–

Tzu-Wei Lin —–

J.D. Martinez —–

Mitch Moreland – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) Walk, K

Steve Pearce – 2 for 2 (1.000 avg) Double, RBI

Christian Vazquez —–