Originally written on Down on the Yarn  |  Last updated 11/17/14
(Photo/Carlos Osorio/AP) The Boston Red Sox got an outstanding performance out of Jon Lester on Monday night. The starting pitched tossed 8.1 innings of shutout baseball, surrendering only six hits and two walks while striking out three. Tuesday night, the Red Sox hope that starter Jake Peavy will give them a similar start. While Peavy will get his fourth start with the Red Sox on Tuesday night the focus will be on the shortstop position. Highly touted Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts will make his Major League debut on Tuesday night in place of shortstop Stephen Drew. Bogaerts was called up from the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox on Monday and made the trip out west with the Red Sox. The shortstop will likely be rotated in the lineup with Drew throughout the remainder of the season. “We’re trying to build in some scheduled down days, and Xander will provide that at shortstop with Stephen [Drew],” said Red Sox Manger John Farrell. “The reason we brought Xander was a right-handed bat to complement him. That’s not to say a platoon situation by any means.” Xander Bogaerts excelled at both the Double-A and Triple-A level this season. While with the Portland Sea Dogs, the top prospect batted .311 with 12 doubles, six triples, six home runs and 35 RBI. After being promoted to the Paw Sox, Bogaerts went on to bat .284 with 11 doubles, nine home runs and 32 RBI. The newest member of the Paw Sox to join the big league club goes from being the youngest player at the Triple-A level to the third youngest at the Major League level. The only players younger than Bogaerts are Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and Jurickson Profar of the Texas Rangers. First pitch for Tuesday night’s ballgame is 10:15 p.m. eastern time from AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif. The post Xander Bogaerts to Start Behind Jake Peavy on Tuesday appeared first on Down on the Yarn.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Hernandez allegedly shot friend after fight over strip club bill

Report: Andre Johnson requests to be traded or released

James Harden suspended for groin kick to LeBron James

Mark Cuban will play the President in 'Sharknado 3'

Five most exciting one-bid conference tournaments

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Redskins interested in Ndamukong Suh

Report: Darrelle Revis likely to hit free agent market

Le'Veon Bell could face up to a four-game suspension

Report: Giants place franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul

Vikings GM: Team has spoken with Adrian Peterson

Yu Darvish on notion he quit on Rangers: ‘That’s BS‘

Who received franchise tags at the deadline and who did not

WATCH: Whiteside, Len ejected after getting into wrestling match

WATCH: Texas-Baylor fight leads to seven ejections

Nik Stauskas wears Michigan State gear after lost bet

Bret Bielema takes away player's car after DUI

NHL player traded after daughter's heartbreaking letter

Curt Schilling unloads on Twitter trolls again

Pirates Corey Hart cut his foot getting into a whirlpool

Steve Spurrier joins Twitter, jabs Clemson

Michael Jordan makes his first Forbes billionaire list

Nick Young rips ESPN anchor over Iggy Azalea insult

Sad LeBron literally looks in mirror after loss to Rockets

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five potential landing spots for Andre Johnson

Texas-Baylor fight leads to 7 ejections

Mark Cuban will be Prez in 'Sharknado 3'

Report: Redskins interested in Suh

Report: Revis likely to hit free agency

Steve Spurrier joins Twitter

MJ makes Forbes billionaire list

Nick Young fires back at Robert Flores

Sad LeBron literally looks in mirror after loss to Rockets

MLS 2015 season preview

Report: Broncos to franchise Demaryius

James Harden kicks LeBron in groin

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.