Two starters with different experiences in Boston

(Boston) There are no longer any secrets between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays.

Kyle Hightower
Associated Press

That’s why managers Alex Cora and Kevin Cash have no problem announcing their start for the third game of the series between the two teams, which takes place on Sunday.

They will be two starters with very different experiences when it counts.

The Red Sox will go with right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, who has come to the mound in several important No. 3 games.

In the team’s 2018 World Series conquest, Eovaldi only gave the New York Yankees one point in Game 3 of the Section Series. In the third game of the championship series, he allowed just two runs in six innings against the Houston Astros.

And of course, in the third matchup of the World Series, Eovaldi arrived in 12e round and it held out until 18e round before giving Los Angeles Dodgers Max Muncy a home run.

The Red Sox ace this season, in Chris Sale’s absence, also allowed just one run in five innings and a third of work against the Yankees, in the American’s playoff game that ended. held Tuesday.

“Love it,” said Eovaldi, who is 2-1 with a 1.63 earned-runs average in seven career playoff appearances. I like to throw in these moments and against teams like the Rays. It will be a challenge, but it will be fun. ”

The Rays, for their part, will trust right-hander Drew Rasmussen, who has only made one career playoff appearance. He pitched in an inning for the Milwaukee Brewers against the Dodgers last year.

Acquired in a deal in May, Rasmussen seizes the opportunity to launch in the Fenway Park spotlight.

“I know the feeling of the playoffs. There will just be a little more adrenaline than usual, he said. I will try to decrease this as best I can and use it to my advantage. ”

Cash said the plan was for Rasmussen to go into Game 3, after not making any relief appearances in the first two games.

He said he was very comfortable going with him, because he had done well as a starter in mid-August. Rasmussen pitched for five innings in each of his last four starts of the season. He only conceded three runs in 20 innings.


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