Game 140: Sox look to take rubber match against NYY
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Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)
The Red Sox will look to bounce back tonight and get the small satisfaction of taking 2 of 3 against the New York Yankees. The Yankees playoff hopes are hanging by a thread right now and their struggling offense isn't helping. Right now, the rotation is keeping the Yankees playoff hopes alive, and they'll send Chris Capuano (1-2 4.01 ERA with NY) to the mound tonight to pick up where Hiroki Kuroda left off last night.
He'll be opposed by Brandon Workman (1-8, 4.93), who's had his struggles this season, with an ERA up near 5. The Red Sox offense will look to get back to game 1 form, when they homered 3 times en rout to a 9-4 victory, but they'll have to do so without Dustin Pedroia again, who is still suffering from concussion-like symptoms.
9/4 at NYY: Holt 2B, Betts CF, Ortiz DH, Cespedes LF, Napoli 1B, Craig RF, Bogaerts SS, Middlebrooks 3B, Vazquez C, Workman RHP.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) September 4, 2014