If there’s hope for the bullpen, it lies in the starters.
Framber Valdez is back from his finger injury for his second start of the season. Hopefully, he can stretch out and save the bullpen any more stress than is necessary. Valdez’s return to the rotation has freed Cristian Javier to bolster the bullpen, and when Lance McCullers returns, one of Luis Garcia or Jose Urquidy will also give the bullpen a needed shot in the arm.
Valdez goes against Nick Pivetta for the Red Sox, who is 6-0 this year with a 3.86 ERA.
After tonight’s game, the season will be exactly one-third over.
Here’s the lineups. Yordan Alvarez is taking left field. Wow!
Game 3: Wednesday, June 2nd @ 7:10 pm CDT
Listen: Red Sox - WEEI 93.7, WCCM 1490 AM/103.7 FM, WAMG 94.9/890 AM / Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KLAT 1010, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2
Watch: Red Sox - NESN / Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / ESPN