After going 5-1 in the first six games against the Rays & Yankees…. the 2019 Red Sox have hit a brutal four game slide and find themselves 3.5 games back of the 2nd Wild Card spot. In this four game losing streak, the rotation’s ERA is 10.30 and the offense is back to their squandering RISP ways. Cora noted that before the Yankees series, he would hold a team meeting and it wouldn’t be a normal one (compared to daily game meetings). Well, turns out that he was joking. Not sure how many people he’s expecting to laugh about it.

Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound for the Red Sox, looking for his 14th Win of the season. One of the few bright spots about the pitching staff, Rodriguez is looking to continue the solid run he has been on. Since the June 24 start against the White Sox, where he was tagged for 5 ER in 6.1 innings, he has it all working.

6 starts (5-0, 2.24 ERA)

36.1 innings, 25 Hits, 9 Runs, 4 HRs, 34 Ks, 17 Walks

Eduardo LEADS all of baseball in run support, with his offense averaging 7.59 Runs each time he takes the mound for them. Rick Porcello is actually 2nd overall in baseball (7.32). But Rodriguez very much deserves it as he is having the best season of his career. It’ll be interesting the rest of the way to see how many W’s he can get.

James Paxton takes the ball for the Yankees. When you can, search “James Paxton Ace”. There is just too many Yankees fans who literally think Paxton is their Ace. His ERA is 4.72, seven HRs away from establishing new career high, and he is averaging 5 innings a start. Paxton is going to be 31 in November, and there’s a solid bet his season high in innings pitched will stay at 160.1 (last season). Does that sound like an Ace to anyone?

Paxton is coming off of his first ever start at Fenway Park. After handling them in dominant fashion at SAFECO (refuse to call it T-Mobile Park) and Yankee Stadium, the Sox bats got to him hard for 7 ER in four innings. While he had 9 Ks to speak of, he also gave up four HRs. Three of them came courtesy of Mookie.

First pitch- 7:05pm ET !!!


Eduardo Rodriguez — Career vs New York Yankees in 16 games (14 starts), 6-4 with a 3.92 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 8 starts, 2-3 with a 3.74 ERA.


New York Yankees:

Edwin Encarcion – 7 for 25 (.280 avg) 2 Doubles, HR, 4 RBIs, 5 Walks, K

Brett Gardner – 7 for 25 (.280 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, 2 Walks, 4 Ks

Didi Gregorius – 11 for 38 (.289 avg) 3 Doubles, RBI, Walk, 3 Ks

Aaron Hicks – 6 for 21 (.286 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 Walks, 4 Ks

Kyle Higashioka – 0 for 2, K

Aaron Judge – 1 for 15 (.067 avg) 6 Walks, 6 Ks

D.J. LeMahieu – 0 for 3, K

Cameron Maybin – 0 for 1

Austin Romine – 1 for 7 (.143 avg) HR, RBI, Walk

Mike Tauchman – 0 for 3

Gleyber Torres – 3 for 10 (.300 avg) Triple, HR, 3 RBIs, 3 Walks, 5 Ks

Gio Urshela – 3 for 8 (.375 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, Walk

Breyvic Valera —–


James Paxton — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 6 starts, 3-1 with a 3.38 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 11 starts, 2-4 with a 4.08 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 0 for 5, 3 Ks

Mookie Betts – 6 for 18 (.333 avg) Double, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, Walk, 2 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 4 for 14 (.286 avg) 2 Doubles, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 5 for 12 (.417 avg) Double, 3 Ks

Michael Chavis – 0 for 2, K

Rafael Devers – 3 for 7 (.429 avg) Double, 2 Ks

Marco Hernandez —–

Brock Holt – 3 for 7 (.429 avg) Double, RBI, K

Sandy Leon – 1 for 7 (.143 avg) 4 Ks

J.D. Martinez – 6 for 13 (.462 avg) Double, Triple, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 2 for 9 (.222 avg) 2 RBIs, 7 Ks

Sam Travis – 0 for 2, 2 Ks

Christian Vazquez – 0 for 4, K

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