After falling on a walk-off for the second straight night, the Boston Red Sox look to avoid yet another sweep this afternoon in the finale of a three-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rays television market, you can catch the game on Sun Sports. If you don’t live in either market, you’re in luck as the MLB Network will have coverage of the game (outside of Red Sox and Rays television markets). And if you can’t catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2014 Red Sox Radio Network.
Brandon Workman makes his fourth appearance (first start) of 2014. In his previous three appearances, Workman has no record with a 1.42 ERA (1 ER/6.1 IP). He made two appearances (one start) against the Rays and is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA (4 ER/8 IP). He’s allowed two runs in two innings in his lone appearance at the Trop.
Jake Odorizzi makes his 10th start of 2014 this afternoon. In his previous nine starts, Odorizzi is 2-4 with a 4.98 ERA. He took a no decision last year in his lone career start against the Red Sox after allowing one run in 5.2 innings of work.
|1. Brock Holt||3B||1. David DeJesus||LF|
|2. Xander Bogaerts||SS||2. Evan Longoria||3B|
|3. Dustin Pedroia||2B||3. Matthew Joyce||DH|
|4. David Ortiz||DH||4. Wil Myers||RF|
|5. Mike Carp||1B||5. James Loney||1B|
|6. Daniel Nava||RF||6. Brandon Guyer||CF|
|7. A.J. Pierzynski||C||7. Logan Forsythe||2B|
|8. Grady Sizemore||LF||8. Yunel Escobar||SS|
|9. Jackie Bradley, Jr.||CF||9. Jose Molina||C|
|Brandon Workman||SP||Jake Odorizzi||SP|
Mike Napoli has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Workman has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to take his place on the 25-man roster.
Here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers.
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Napoli to DL [clubhouse insider]
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Red Sox notes: Napoli heads to the DL [csn new england]
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