Boston Red Sox Get First Look At American League East Opponent
The Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 pm for their first look at the American League East opponent. The game will be broadcasted on NESN and on WEEI, this is the last television game for the Red Sox until next Saturday
Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays
Brock Holt SS
Allen Craig DH
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Sam Travis 1B
Bryce Brentz RF
Hector Velazquez RHP
This is Velazquez’s first look at the Major League level just a week after the Red Sox purchased his contract from the Piratas de Campeche from the Mexican League. At 28-years-old Velasquez is an interesting project for the Red Sox as they look to bolster their pitching depth.
The lineup itself is interesting in itself with a player like Allen Craig continuing to have opportunities to impress the organization along with up and coming prospect Sam Travis who is hoping to break into the big league at some point this season.
Unfortunately for this Boston Red Sox lineup they will have to deal with an actual major league pitcher in Chris Archer. On the pitching side of things for Boston it should be a relative cake walk with no real big threat in the lineup for Tampa.
Rickie Weeks 1B
Brad Miller 2B
Tim Beckham 3B
Johnny Field CF
Joe McCarthy LF
Chris Archer P