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Sport Red Sox vs. Astros lineups: Third time’s a charm? Please?

00:40  11 june  2021
00:40  11 june  2021 Source:   sbnation.com

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As the Red Sox get set for the second of a three-game series against the Astros , J.D. Martinez is out of the lineup again as Houston will be without George Springer. While unfortunate for Springer and the Astros , Boston catches a break not having to worry about the talented center fielder on Saturday night. The pitching matchup will feature David Price facing off against right-hander Brad Peacock. Because the Sox are against a righty after Friday' s showdown with Wade Miley, Andrew Benintendi will return to the leadoff spot and Rafael Devers is back in the lineup after sitting out Friday night' s game.

For the second time in a week, the Red Sox enter the last game of a series with the Astros looking just to get on the board, this time behind Eduardo Rodriguez (7:10 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-market).

a man standing in front of a crowd of people watching a baseball game: Do this, not not this. © Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports Do this, not not this.

While the Sox may eventually fare better against the ‘Stros with Chris Sale on the mound, such dreams will have to wait. Right now they can’t do nothin’, or haven’t been able to, though hopefully tonight proves an exception. The bright side is that there’s no Houston on the schedule next week, too. That would stink!

Anyhow there’s not much to say after the last two games that isn’t a bunch of whining, so it’s time to whine! Just kidding. It’s time for the lineups. Alex Verdugo is back, which is good. They basically have the A lineup out there, which is good when you’re facing Zack Greinke, who is just an incredible human in many ways, including as a pitcher. They avoided him for the first six games of these two weeks, but no longer. It could be a long night.

Anyhow here are the bad boys:

Astros host the Red Sox after Garcia's strong showing .
Boston Red Sox (32-22, second in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (30-24, second in the AL West) Houston; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (6-0, 3.86 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 59 strikeouts) Astros: Framber Valdez (0-0, 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 4 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Houston heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Garcia. Garcia pitched seven innings, giving up one run on five hits with six strikeouts against Boston.The Astros are 19-12 in home games in 2020. Houston's team on-base percentage of .333 is second in the American League. Alex Bregman leads the team with an OBP of .382.The Red Sox are 16-9 on the road.

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