The Red Sox are fighting for a playoff spot. Their offense is what is keeping the playoff aspirations alive. The Sox bats reign supreme over all of MLB, having scored 566 runs now after 17 run outburst. The Yankees are 2nd overall with 554 Runs. It was sorely needed last night, with Porcello having another dreadful start. After having a 3.34 ERA in five starts in May, he has been dreadful in the nine starts since then (seven shutout innings vs Twins mixed in). Luckily for him the run support has been so good, that he’s actually been able to scoop up Wins.

June-July (9 starts) – (4-3, 7.26 ERA)

47.1 innings, 67 Hits, 38 Runs, 8 HRs, 36 Ks, 10 Walks

Andrew Cashner takes the mound for the Red Sox. Starting his 2nd game as a Red Sox, Cashner looks to rid himself of his rocky debut in a Sox uniform. He will have to do so, facing the team that traded him away. He noted after battered for 6 Runs (5 ER) in five innings against the Jays, that he was rusty after not pitching for nine days. After his two teammates (Price/Porcello) gave up six runs in five innings apiece, the team asks Cashner for a good start and going longer into the game.

Asher Wojciechowski takes the ball for the Orioles. For article purposes, just gonna refer to him as “Woj”. Now 30 years old, he officially is a career journeyman, appearing in spurts in the 2015, 2017 and now 2019 seasons. In 4 games (3 starts) with the Orioles, he is 0-3 with a 5.74 ERA. His last time out was his best of the season, pitching 5.1 innings & allowing three runs against the Nationals. He struck out a season high seven batters.

Chavis is getting the day off due to back spasms. But the lineup should have more than enough to rough up the Orioles pitching again.

First Pitch – 1:05pm ET !!!

Andrew Cashner — Career vs Baltimore Orioles in 3 starts, 1-1 with a 2.14 ERA. In those three starts, he has given up 6 Runs (5 ER) off of 16 Hits & 5 Walks in 21 innings, while striking out ten batters. Career at Camden Yards in 22 starts, 6-8 with a 4.49 ERA.

Baltimore Orioles:

Hanser Alberto —–

Keon Broxton —–

Chris Davis – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) Double, Walk, 3 Ks

Trey Mancini – 1 for 6 (.167 avg)

Richie Martin —–

Renato Nunez —–

Rio Ruiz – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) Walk

Anthony Santander —–

Pedro Severino – 0 for 1

Chance Sisco —–

Dwight Smith Jr. – 1 for 2 (.500 avg)

Jonathan Villar —–

Stevie Wilkerson —–

Asher Wojciechowski — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 1 game, 0.00 ERA. In that one relief appearance, he pitched two scoreless innings. Woj gave up a hit and struck out a batter in that outing. Career at Camden Yards in 2 games (1 start), 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA. In those two games, he has given up 3 ER off of 7 Hits in six innings, striking out nine batters.

Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 0 for 1

Mookie Betts – 0 for 1

Xander Bogaerts – 0 for 1

Jackie Bradley Jr. —–

Michael Chavis —–

Rafael Devers —–

Marco Hernandez —–

Brock Holt —–

Sandy Leon —–

Sam Travis —–

J.D. Martinez —–

Christian Vazquez – 0 for 1