Boston Red Sox Starting Lineup 8/25/19 Red Sox Lineup

70-61, 3rd in AL East

red-x Projected Proj

at SD

8:10 pm GMT, 8/25

Updated:

The Red Sox didn’t change much from their World Series winning 2018. Alex Cora did announce a change, where he will bat Mookie Betts second, leading off Andrew Benintendi. This is an optimal move when looking at the analytics of a batting order. The big bat of the bunch is J.D. Martinez, hitting third. He will look to have another 40+ home run season. Xander Bogaerts benefitted from Martinez’s arrival, and will be batting cleanup again this season. The back half of the lineup is also strong, and Boston will also get the return of Dustin Pedroia. Mitch Moreland will platoon with Steve Pearce, as Pearce continues to be one of the better bats against left-handed pitching. If Rafael Devers makes a jump, then we will be looking at another piece on top of an already loaded offense.

Updated: 16 minutes ago

Starting Lineup

B. Johnson , (L), SP
1. M. Betts , (R), CF
2. R. Devers , (L), 3B
3. X. Bogaerts , (R), SS
4. J. Martinez , (R), RF
5. S. Travis , (R), 1B
6. A. Benintendi , (L), LF
7. C. Vazquez , (R), C
8. C. Owings , (R), 2B
9. B. Johnson , (L), SP
Pos Pitcher
SP Brian Johnson B. Johnson (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Brian Johnson B. Johnson (L) 69 6 1-2 26 128 40 21 19 5 12 21 23.30% 10.00% 2.00 0.389
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
CF Mookie Betts M. Betts (R) 97 1 129 608 146 82 38 5 21 67 118 13 3 0.286 0.388 0.50 0.892
3B Rafael Devers R. Devers (L) 79 2 127 564 171 93 48 3 27 103 106 8 8 0.328 0.376 0.59 0.963
SS Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts (R) 86 3 126 569 153 82 44 0 27 96 96 4 1 0.306 0.383 0.56 0.939
RF J.D. Martinez J. Martinez (R) 93 4 121 539 148 88 28 2 30 82 81 1 0 0.312 0.388 0.57 0.958
1B Sam Travis S. Travis (R) 69 5 42 115 27 17 4 0 6 15 15 2 0 0.257 0.313 0.47 0.78
LF Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi (L) 87 6 115 529 133 78 38 5 12 63 63 9 3 0.283 0.357 0.46 0.819
C Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez (R) 70 7 111 417 111 69 23 1 18 55 54 2 2 0.285 0.324 0.49 0.811
2B Chris Owings C. Owings (R) 70 8 49 159 19 11 5 1 2 11 11 4 1 0.128 0.189 0.22 0.405
SP Brian Johnson B. Johnson (L) 69 9 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0

2019 Recent Red Sox Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
8/25 @ SD W 5-4 Nathan Eovaldi N. Eovaldi (R), 3 IP, 3 SO, 2 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Rafael Devers R. Devers Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Mitch Moreland M. Moreland Brock Holt B. Holt Nathan Eovaldi N. Eovaldi
8/24 @ SD W 11-0 Eduardo Rodriguez E. Rodriguez (L), 7 IP, 6 SO, 0 ER, W Mookie Betts M. Betts Rafael Devers R. Devers Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Mitch Moreland M. Moreland Brock Holt B. Holt Eduardo Rodriguez E. Rodriguez
8/21 vs PHI L 2-5 Rick Porcello R. Porcello (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Rafael Devers R. Devers Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Sam Travis S. Travis Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Marco Hernandez M. Hernandez Jackie Bradley Jr. J. Bradley Jr.
8/20 vs PHI L 2-3 Brian Johnson B. Johnson (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Rafael Devers R. Devers Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Mitch Moreland M. Moreland Brock Holt B. Holt Jackie Bradley Jr. J. Bradley Jr.
8/18 vs BAL W 13-7 Nathan Eovaldi N. Eovaldi (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Rafael Devers R. Devers Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Sam Travis S. Travis Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Sandy Leon S. Leon Chris Owings C. Owings
8/17 vs BAL W 4-0 Eduardo Rodriguez E. Rodriguez (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Rafael Devers R. Devers Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Mitch Moreland M. Moreland Brock Holt B. Holt Jackie Bradley Jr. J. Bradley Jr.
8/16 vs BAL W 9-1 Rick Porcello R. Porcello (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Rafael Devers R. Devers Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Mitch Moreland M. Moreland Marco Hernandez M. Hernandez Jackie Bradley Jr. J. Bradley Jr.
8/14 @ CLE W 5-1 Brian Johnson B. Johnson (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Rafael Devers R. Devers Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Sam Travis S. Travis Marco Hernandez M. Hernandez Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Jackie Bradley Jr. J. Bradley Jr.
8/13 @ CLE W 7-6 Chris Sale C. Sale (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Rafael Devers R. Devers Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Mitch Moreland M. Moreland Marco Hernandez M. Hernandez Sandy Leon S. Leon Jackie Bradley Jr. J. Bradley Jr.
8/12 @ CLE L 5-6 Eduardo Rodriguez E. Rodriguez (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Mookie Betts M. Betts Rafael Devers R. Devers Xander Bogaerts X. Bogaerts J.D. Martinez J. Martinez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Christian Vazquez C. Vazquez Mitch Moreland M. Moreland Brock Holt B. Holt Jackie Bradley Jr. J. Bradley Jr.

2019 Boston Red Sox Pitching Analysis

Fresh off a World Series win, Boston will return the same rotation they ended with from 2018. After trading for Nathan Eovaldi last season, they have signed him long term. He will be a back end of the rotation starter, and really showed he could hack it in the league after a long career of recurring injuries. Boston will likely be careful with the power armed right-hander, and projections have his innings a bit limited, which makes sense given they have depth and will take it easy with his history. Working up the rotation, Eduardo Rodriguez continues to develop as a quality mid-rotation arm, but injuries continue to limit him from pitching a full season. It will be hard for Boston to rely on Rodriguez for a full year, but they are better suited to deal with what should be a looming injury. Rodriguez had 146 strikeouts in 129 innings last season, winning 13 games with a 3.82 ERA. Boston would gladly take that, but getting to the 150 inning mark would be an even better goal. Brian Johnson and Steven Wright would be a few names in long relief that will make some spot starts as well.

Boston’s big three consist of Chris Sale, Rick Porcello, and David Price. Sale pitched 158 innings last season, and he continues to show some sluggishness towards the end of the season over the last two years. This is a bit of a concern, but he was his usual self when healthy. He had a sub-2.50 ERA and boasted 237 strikeouts. Sale is one of the league’s best pitchers, and a tremendous ace to lean on. With his durability starting to become a question mark, Boston will have to keep a closer eye on him. Rick Porcello continues to be a huge innings eater, and a quality start machine. He was a strikeout per inning guy last season, winning 17 games. We shouldn’t expect much of a change for Porcello’s numbers this season, although you can expect the occasional blow up. David Price was a near World Series MVP, and really turned back the clock. Overall Price was very solid, and turned in what was really his most productive season in a Boston uniform. If Price pitches like last season, this Boston team has a better chance of duplicating their success.