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After taking 2 of 3 games from the Oakland Athletics over the weekend, the Red Sox enjoyed an off day on Monday. The team will be back in action on Tuesday night, as they welcome in the Cinncinati Reds for a short, 2 game interleague series. Felix Doubront will take the hill for game one. The lefty is coming off a 6 inning effort against the Rays in which he allowed 3 earned runs on 5 hits. Opposing Doubront will be Cincinatti right hander, Homer Bailey. Tuesday’s game will mark Bailey’s second career start against the Red Sox, and his first career start at Fenway Park.

  • During this time last year, Mookie Betts was thought of as nothing more than a struggling prospect in single-A. Now, 12 months later, Betts has reached base safely in 57 straight games, is playing stellar defense, and is ranked the number one prospect in the Red Sox system. (Mookie Betts; meteoric rise began a year ago today)
  • Even after fielding a fully healthy lineup, the Red Sox have still struggled to produce with runners in scoring position. As a result, the team holds a 15-17 record, and is 0-for-8 in games that presented the opportunity to get back to .500. In turn, the lack of production has forced a heavy weight onto the shoulders of the stating pitching and bullpen. (Sub-.500 Red Sox yet to fin their mojo)
  • Tweet of the day: Henry Owens has a caught #MookieMadness