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. 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:38-32 36-34 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
And here is how the hitters have fared against today's starting pitchers:
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Chipper Jones impressed with Will Middlebrooks [clubhouse insider]
Youkilis trade could come at any time [extra bases]
Crawford gets five plate appearances in GCL [extra bases]
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]
Chipper Jones on Will Middlebrooks: "I'm starting to take notice" [projo sox blog]
Morales looks to even Sox's series against Braves [redsox.com]
Ortiz, Red Sox will be fine despite outburst [redsox.com]
Teams interested in Youk, timetable unclear [alex speier - weei.com]
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