Randall Delgado (L), Franklin Morales (R)

After falling 4-1 last night, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on track tonight in the middle game of a three-game interleague set with the Atlanta Braves at historic Fenway Park.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. and will be broadcast on FOX to 15% of the country. For those of you who live in Connecticut like myself, the game will be shown on WCCT-20, the sister station of FOX 61. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.

After a successful spot start his last time out, Franklin Morales will take the ball tonight for Bobby Valentine. In his previous 23 appearances (one start), Morales is 0-1 with a 3.14 ERA. He’s made four career appearances against the Braves and is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA (2 ER/3.1 IP)

Rookie Randall Delgado makes his 14th start of the 2012 season. In his previous 13 starts, Delgado is 4-7 with a 4.12 ERA. Tonight’s marks his first career start against the local nine.

Click on the read more button below to see today’s lineups, batter/pitcher matchups and links from the overnight and day if you’re on the home page.

Here are today’s lineups:

Atlanta Braves38-32 Boston Red Sox36-34
1. Michael Bourn CF 1. Daniel Nava LF
2. Martin Prado LF 2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
3. Brian McCann DH 3. David Ortiz DH
4. Dan Uggla 2B 4. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
5. Freddie Freeman 1B 5. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
6. Chipper Jones 3B 6. Will Middlebrooks 3B
7. Jason Heyward RF 7. Cody Ross RF
8. David Ross C 8. Ryan Kalish CF
9. Andrelton Simmons SS 9. Mike Aviles SS
Randall Delgado SP Franklin Morales SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against today’s starting pitchers:

Atlanta Braves @ Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

NOTES: Clay Buchholz has been scratched from his start tomorrow due to illness. It appears that Aaron Cook will be activated from the disabled list to make the start for Buchholz.


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Chipper Jones impressed with Will Middlebrooks [clubhouse insider]

Kevin Youkilis on trade rumors: “I haven’t been told anything” [clubhouse insider]

Clay Buchholz ill, won’t start tomorrow; Aaron Cook may be fill-in option [clubhouse insider]

Buchholz to miss Sunday start [csn new england]

Hinske reflects on time with Red Sox [csn new england]

Tough situation for Youkilis [csn new england]

Youkilis: ‘I haven’t been told anything’ [csn new england]

Youk: ‘I was never told what’s going on’ [espn boston]

Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox unhappy being out of the lineup [espn boston]

Crawford 0-for-3, 2 BB in GCL game [espn boston]

Sox slow Bailey down after setback [espn boston]

Cook to start for ill Buchholz on Sunday [espn boston]

Youkilis trade could come at any time [extra bases]

Crawford gets five plate appearances in GCL [extra bases]

Kevin Youkilis: ‘I’m still here. I’m not dead.’ [extra bases]

Clay Buchholz scratched from Sunday start [extra bases]

Kevin Youkilis on trade possibilities: ‘I’m a paid employee here’ [full count]

David Ortiz, Other Designated Hitters Should Be Allowed to Win American League MVP [nesn.com]

How Would the Red Sox Fare If They Played in the NL East? [nesn.com]

Clay Buchholz to Miss Sunday’s Start With Illness, Aaron Cook Held Out Pawtucket Lineup Saturday [nesn.com]

Scott Atchison Receives All-Star Support in the Clubhouse, With First Base Coach Alex Ochoa As Primary Witness [nesn.com]

Kevin Youkilis Says He’s ‘Not Dead’ Despite Trade Talk, Notes Communication Error with Bobby Valentine [nesn.com]

Bobby V: ‘I’m allowed’ to sit Youk [mike petraglia – weei.com]

Chipper Jones on Will Middlebrooks: “I’m starting to take notice” [projo sox blog]

Youkilis: Valentine never discussed playing-time situation with him [projo sox blog]

Clay Buchholz scratched from Sunday start [projo sox blog]

A setback for Andrew Bailey [projo sox blog]

Crawford plays in first minor-league rehab game [projo sox blog]

Morales looks to even Sox’s series against Braves [redsox.com]

Ortiz, Red Sox will be fine despite outburst [redsox.com]

Youk: ‘No conversation’ on lessening playing time [redsox.com]

Illness forces Buchholz out of Sunday start [redsox.com]

Teams interested in Youk, timetable unclear [alex speier – weei.com]

Buchholz scratched from Sunday start [alex speier – weei.com]

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