7 p.m. ET: The Red Sox faced the Angels’ top two arms in C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver over the weekend, and they’ll open the week against the best Seattle has to offer.
The Sox begin the second leg of their West Coast swing Monday night, visiting Safeco Field for the first time this season. It’s been another underwhelming season for the Mariners, who currently sit 12 1/2 games out of first place in the American League West, but they continue to employ one of the AL’s top hurlers in Felix Hernandez.
Hernandez, who will take the mound in the series opener opposite Jon Lester, has been erratic at times this season — he’s allowed four or more runs in six of his 18 starts — but he has also proven that he is still a lights-out starter. The right-hander was named to his fourth All-Star Game over the weekend, and he will pit his 8-4 record and 2.69 ERA against Boston’s top-ranked offense.
Lester enters the week with an identical 8-4 record, though his 4.41 ERA is the highest among Red Sox starters this season.
It’ll be another late night for Sox fans, as first pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET. So grab yourself some caffeine and be sure to keep it tuned to NESN and NESN.com for all your updates.