The first two games in this series have been atrocious for the Yankees. They were blown out of the water Thursday night, then got one-hit by Rick Porcello last night. The only good news is that it is difficult to imagine the last two games being any worse. (This is not a challenge, Yankees.)
After a series of unfortunate events (J.A. Happ coming down with HFMD, Luis Cessa and Lance Lynn being burned), the Yankees turn to Chance Adams to be the stopper tonight. This will be his MLB debut. At one time he was a highly touted prospect, but he has fallen off this year. Through 21 starts in Triple-A, Adams posted a 4.50 ERA (4.30 FIP). His strikeout rate ticked upwards (9.37 K/9), but so did his walk rate (4.41 BB/9). The Yankees may have called up Justus Sheffield instead, but he pitched just two days ago. Hopefully Adams is up to the challenge.
He will face off against our old friend Nathan Eovaldi. Fresh off of Tommy John surgery, the right-hander didn’t make his season debut until May 30th. He was up and down for the Rays before they shipped him to the Red Sox prior to the trade deadline. In his first start for Boston, he tossed seven scoreless innings against the Twins. The Yankees scored five runs off eight hits against Eovaldi when they faced him back in June.
The weather in Boston seems to be pointing towards a rain delay. Heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms are on the horizon. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 ET, but the rain might not clear out until several hours later. Assuming the game happens, you can catch it on YES, NESN, or FS1. Alternatively, you can tune in to WFAN, WADO, WEEI, or WCEC.