2019-09-10 19:07:00 EDT
The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays will kick off their MLB series on Tuesday.
The Sox are coming out of a weekend set versus the Yankees. Boston won Friday 6-1 but then fell in both the weekend games. In the Monday finale, the Red Sox were shut out 5-0.
For Tuesday’s opener, Boston will send out Nathan Eovaldi for the start. Across 48.1 innings and a 1-0 record this year, Eovaldi has a 5.77 ERA with 49 Ks and 24 BBs.
Over on the Jays’ side, they’re coming out of a set versus the Rays. Toronto was swept in that series 6-4 Thursday, 5-0 Friday, 5-3 Saturday and 8-3 Sunday.
Toronto is going with TJ Zeuch on Tuesday. Zeuch has 4.0 innings without a decision, a 4.50 ERA, four Ks and two walks.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last five in game one of a series and 6-1 in Eovaldi’s last seven road starts. Boston is 8-2 in Eovaldi’s last 10 starts and 1-4 in his last five with four days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Jays are 2-5 in the last seven after an off day and 9-23 in their last 32 in game one of a series. Toronto is 2-5 in the last seven home games and 4-17 in their last 21 overall.
Eovaldi has been on a pretty good run over his last three games, though he doesn’t have a decision to show for it. He’s given up four earned on eight hits in 12.0 innings in that span.
As for Zeuch, he’s just got the one relief appearance in Atlanta but he gave up just three hits in 4.0 innings.
I like Eovaldi to keep it going here though so I’m taking the Sox.