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Pawtucket Red Sox Preview For Brian Johnson Start Tonight

Pawtucket Red Sox Preview For Brian Johnson Start Tonight

The Pawtucket Red Sox (57-59) and the Columbus Clippers (61-56) play each other tonight in the first game of a four game series at McCoy Stadium. The scheduled first pitch is at 7:05pm and you will be able to watch the game on NESN.

The scheduled starting pitching match up is Brian Johnson (3-2, 2.77 ERA) for the Pawtucket Red Sox. He will be facing Adam Plutko (5-11, 6.79 ERA) for the Columbus Clippers.

Tzu-Wei Lin will be leading off for the Paw Sox tonight playing 3rd base. Heiker Meneses is back in the lineup batting 7th while playing shortstop, after having yesterday off. During Tuesdays 9-2 win against the Charlotte Knights, Meneses was hit by a pitch on the hand. He was able to shake it off as the game went on, but he was given yesterday off.

Analyzing Tonight’s Pitching Match up

Brian Johnson is back on the mound tonight for the Paw Sox. In his last time out August 5th, he went 5 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, and 1 home run on 60 pitches (39 strikes). Johnson earned the no decision as the Paw Sox went on to lose 3-1 at Scranton. That was Johnson’s first start after being activated off the 7-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation.

Adam Plutko pitched poorly his last time out on August 5th, a 7-4 loss to the Toledo Mud Hens for the Clippers. In that game, he came in relief for Travis Banwart. The final line for Plutko was 4 innings, giving up 5 hits, 4 runs, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 2 home runs on 95 pitches (58 strikes).

Tonight’s Lineups

Columbus Clippers:

3B Yandy Diaz

DH Michael Martinez

CF Tyler Naquin

LF Richie Shaffer

2B Ronny Rodriguez

SS Eric Stamets

C Erik Kratz

1B Nelli Rodriguez

RF Jordan Smith

SP Adam Plutko

Pawtucket Red Sox:

3B Tzu-Wei Lin

CF Rusney Castillo

LF Brian Boguesevic

DH Bryce Brentz

1B Ryan Court

RF Steve Selsky

SS Heiker Meneses

2B Mike Miller

C Jake Romanski

SP Brian Johnson

Pawtucket Red Sox Preview For Brian Johnson Start Tonight
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