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It looks like the weather will be okay.  Maybe some showers, especially later.

No Dalbec, but they all of a sudden have more guys than spots.  They have basically Verdugo/Martinez/Schwarber/Dalbec in vying for time in 3 positions. 

Also interesting, and I agree, that they are going to continue to go with Iglesias at 2B.  Arroyo will likely need some time to get his timing back and they can't afford that during this series.

The Sox can do themselves a big favor by winning this first game and really putting pressure on the Yankees.

I agree with using Iggy. He's playing well and right now he's our best option at 2nd base offensively and on defense combined. The Sox can worry about 2nd base when and if they make the playoffs. Use Iggy up now as you can't use him later.
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It looks like the weather will be okay.  Maybe some showers, especially later.

No Dalbec, but they all of a sudden have more guys than spots.  They have basically Verdugo/Martinez/Schwarber/Dalbec in vying for time in 3 positions. 

Also interesting, and I agree, that they are going to continue to go with Iglesias at 2B.  Arroyo will likely need some time to get his timing back and they can't afford that during this series.

The Sox can do themselves a big favor by winning this first game and really putting pressure on the Yankees.
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WELL ONE WAY TO NOT BECOME A VICTIM OF THE RAIN SHOTENED GAME IS TO GET AHEAD OF THE YANKEES AND HAVE A CUSHION IF THEY DO CALL THE GAME.  WE ALSO DO NOT NEED A CHOKE RALLY THIS WEEKEND EITHER.  WE GOT SWEPT BY THEM IN YS IN AUGUST  AND IT MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN.  THIS TIME IF ANY TEAM GETS THE EDGE AND DOMI NATES IT NEEDS TO BE US.  CORA MUST NOT OVERMANAGE AND HE MUST PLAY HIS BEST PLAYERS AND WE NEED NATHAN TO PITCH HIS BEST GAME OF THE YEAR TO ALLOW US TO GET OFF TO A FLYING START.  I WANT TO WIN THIS SERIES AND WE SHOULD HAVE A BETTER THAN EVEN CHANCE TO DO SO PLAYING IN OUR OUWN BALLPARK.
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Given the way the schedule shapes up the pressure is really on the Yankees who face three with Toronto followed by three with Tampa Bay after facing Boston.
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Critical series, but a good chance that this game gets postponed. Weather does not look good. That may mean a double-header on Saturday.

It just wouldn't be a 2021 Sox-Yankees series unless some bad weather was sprinkled in.  Let's see what kinds of twists and turns MLB has in place to help the Yankees win a shortened game again.
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I've always been in favor of treating relievers who walk the first batter like they do injured racehorses - shoot them on the spot.  Unfortunately, the only time you can put Matt in now is when there is enough of a run differential that 3 baserunners won't matter.
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Thatís a good regular season pitching matchup, but not so fast. Sale pitched Wed and is not available this series.  Given the margins for the WC, you donít pitch your most dependable guy against their ace, as our 3 and 4 right now are down right risky.  Playing the odds with a two game lead, we just need two, maybe just one win this series.  But let her rip, and weíve hit Cole hard lately.
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Critical series, but a good chance that this game gets postponed. Weather does not look good. That may mean a double-header on Saturday.
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7:10PM Eastern

Red Sox

Nathan Eovaldi (R)

1. Enrique Hernandez (R) CF
2. Kyle Schwarber (L) 1B
3. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
4. Rafael Devers (L) 3B
5. J.D. Martinez (R) DH
6. Alex Verdugo (L) LF
7. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
8. Christian Vazquez (R) C
9. Jose Iglesias (R) 2B


Yankees

Gerrit Cole (R)

1. DJ LeMahieu (R) 3B
2. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
3. Aaron Judge (R) RF
4. Giancarlo Stanton (R) DH
5. Joey Gallo (L) LF
6. Gleyber Torres (R) 2B
7. Gio Urshela (R) SS
8. Brett Gardner (L) CF
9. Kyle Higashioka (R) C

Gametime Temp: 71įF
Chance of Precip: 26%
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Meatball Matt walks the first batter, of course.

Meatball Matt should be pulled as soon as he comes into a game and walks the first batter as he seems t do more than 90% of the time.  Cora must pull him EVERY time he does that.

The three batter rule means Barnes gets to load the bases before he can be pulled.
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