The 2019 season today mercifully comes to an end. Despite facing the 107 loss Orioles, the Sox have lost the first two games of the series. Today while the majority of New England watches the Patriots, they look to salvage a win in front of their last home crowd until April 2, 2020. No telling what the opening day roster will look like to the Fenway Faithful. Free agents set to test the market are Rick Porcello, Brock Holt, Mitch Moreland, Steve Pearce (contemplating retirement), Andrew Cashner, Chris Owings and J.D. Martinez could opt out. Not to mention the never ending buzz of Mookie being traded…
Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound for the Red Sox, looking for his 20th Win of the season. His last start actually saw him having the worst outing of the year, giving up 7 ER in five innings. Thankfully the Sox bats backed him up, scoring 12 Runs off of the Rangers pitching staff. Now it seems fitting that he looks for his 20th Win of the season, against the team that traded him away for Andrew Miller.
Chandler Shepherd takes the ball for the Orioles. The former Red Sox prospect was released by the club in May of this season, and was claimed off of waivers by the Orioles shortly after. In his first taste of the majors, he has produced a 7.71 ERA in 4 games (2 starts). Shepherd’s major league debut was a solid effort, allowing just one run in four innings in a relief outing facing the Yankees.
First Pitch – 3:05pm ET !!!
Eduardo Rodriguez — Career vs Baltimore Orioles in 18 games (16 starts), 9-5 with a 3.20 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 64 games (60 starts), 24-14 with a 4.01 ERA.
Hanser Alberto – 2 for 8 (.250 avg)
Chris Davis – 5 for 29 (.172 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, 3 Walks, 15 Ks
Austin Hays —–
Trey Mancini – 10 for 28 (.357 avg) 3 Doubles, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 2 Walks, 9 Ks
Richie Martin – 1 for 8 (.125 avg) 4 Ks
Renato Nunez – 1 for 12 (.083 avg) Walk, 2 Ks
Rio Ruiz – 0 for 1
Anthony Santander – 0 for 6
Pedro Severino – 3 for 8 (.375 avg) Double, K
Chance Sisco —–
Dwight Smith Jr. – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, K
D.J. Stewart – 0 for 3, K
Mark Trumbo – 5 for 26 (.192 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, 7 Ks
Jonathan Villar – 3 for 12 (.250 avg) Double, RBI, Walk, 2 Ks
Stevie Wilkerson – 0 for 4, 2 Ks
Mason Williams —–
Austin Wynns – 1 for 2 (.500 avg)
Chandler Shepherd — First career start vs the Boston Red Sox.
Boston Red Sox:
*** No active Red Sox players have previously faced Shepherd before.