Game 149: Mets at Red Sox lineups and notes
Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (101-47)||METS (69-78)|
|Betts RF||Rosario SS|
|Benintendi LF||McNeil 2B|
|Martinez DH||Conforto LF|
|Bogaerts SS||Bruce DH|
|Pearce 1B||Frazier 3B|
|Kinsler 2B||Nimmo RF|
|Bradley Jr. CF||Smith 1B|
|Devers 3B||Plawecki C|
|Leon C||Jackson CF|
|Pitching: RHP Rick Porcello (16-7, 4.27)||Pitching: RHP Corey Oswalt (3-2, 6.62)|
Game time: 4:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Oswalt: No history.
Mets vs. Porcello: Reyes 6-12, Lobaton 3-8, Frazier 0-3, Jackson 0-3, Bruce 0-2.
Stat of the Day: The Sox are 10-for-10 on stolen bases the last four games. They are tied for second in the majors with 115 steals, six behind the Indians. The 115 steals are 19th in team history and the most since the 2013 team had 123.
Magic number update: The magic number to win the American League East remains six. The Yankees host Toronto this afternoon. The Sox have a 9.5-game lead in the division.
Notes: The Sox, who have won four of five, had a sluggish 8-0 loss on Friday night. The Mets have won four straight, six of seven and 10 of 13. … The Sox are 14-4 against National League teams this season and have won 35 of 44. … Rick Porcello has pitched only 20.2 innings in his last four games, in part by design. He has faced the Mets twice in his career but not since 2013. … Corey Oswalt is a spot starter for the Mets. The rookie has thrown only 7.2 innings the last 25 days. He is 2-2 with a 5.36 ERA in nine starts this season. … The Mets are 36-36 on the road.
Song of the Day: “Feels Like Summer” by Childish Gambino.