Red Sox vs Mariners : 2019 MLB Free Sports fans interested in seeing a Red Sox vs Mariners game will be comfortable no matter where the game is taking place, as both teams play at a truly top-notch venue. The Red Sox play home games at Fenway Park in Boston, while the Mariners call Safeco Field in Seattle home
The Red Sox begin their title defense this weekend, opening the 2019 season with a four-game road series against the Mariners at the newly named T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Here’s everything you need to know about the first four out of 162:
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Boston Red Sox (0-0) @ Seattle Mariners (2-0)
SERIES SCHEDULE (and TV) information):
Thu. March 28, 7:10 p.m. ET: ESPN, NESN
Fri. March 29, 10:10 p.m. ET: NESN
Sat. March 30, 9:10 p.m. ET: NESN
Sun. March 31, 4:10 p.m. ET: NESN
KNOW YOUR OPPONENT
The Mariners finished third in the American League West with an 89-73 record last season and finished eight games out of a wild card berth after contending for most of the season. But that version of the M’s is long gone, as general manager Jerry Dipoto blew up the franchise over the winter to kick off a rebuilding effort.
Seattle traded starter James Paxton, catcher Mike Zunino, infielders Robinson Cano and Jean Segura, relievers Edwin Diaz, Alex Colome and Juan Nicasio and outfielders Guillermo Heredia and Ben Gamel while losing Nelson Cruz, David Phelps and Adam Warren in free agency. Newcomers include Jay Bruce, Edwin Encarnacion, Yusei Kikuchi and Hunter Strickland on a team that is not expected to contend with the Astros and Angels in the West.
Seattle already played two regular season games, sweeping a two-game set against the Athletics in Tokyo. Free-agent signee Tim Beckham was 5-for-7 with a homer in the series and Kikuchi was solid in his major-league debut.
Thu. March 28, 7:10 p.m. ET: LHP Chris Sale (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. LHP Marco Gonzales (1-0, 4.50 ERA)
Fri. March 29, 10:10 p.m. ET: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. LHP Yusei Kikuchi (0-0, 1.93 ERA)
Sat. March 30, 9:10 p.m. ET: RHP Rick Porcello (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Mike Leake (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Sun. March 31, 4:10 p.m. ET: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. LHP Wade LeBlanc (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
THREE SOX TO WATCH
RHP Nathan Eovaldi
Eovaldi, who was thrust into No. 2 starter duty with David Price being held back due to illness, will make his first start since signing a four-year, $68 million deal with the team over the winter. He’ll look to continue his dominance from the postseason, when he posted a 1.61 ERA in 22.1 innings and became a hero in Boston.
LHP Eduardo Rodriguez
Rodriguez had an up-and-down spring training, drawing praise from Alex Cora for his conditioning and sharpness early in camp before being called out by the manager for lacking pitch efficiency in a March 4 start against the Mets. He was trending upwards toward the end of camp and could make an early statement by going deep into his start Saturday.
1B Sam Travis
Travis was a surprise addition to the Opening Day roster, taking the spot of the injured Steve Pearce as the right-handed platoon partner for Mitch Moreland. It appears Travis could be busy in Seattle, as Boston faces three lefties in the four-game set.
Reliever Colten Brewer, who was acquired in an offseason trade with San Diego, is the only newcomer on the Sox roster. He very well could make his Red Sox debut in Seattle.
Boston had some trouble with the M’s in 2018, winning the season series four games to three against a team that was in the race for most of the season.
This is the fourth time the Sox have opened against the Mariners, joining 1997, 1998 and 2007. Those previous three editions were held at Fenway Park, with Boston winning two of three.
After departing Seattle, the Sox will continue their 11-game road trip with a four-game series at the Oakland Coliseum. David Price will make his season debut in the first game Monday night.
Sat. April 1: Red Sox @ Athletics, 10:07 p.m. ET
Sun. April 2: Red Sox @ Athletics, 10:07 p.m. ET
Mon. April 3: Red Sox @ Athletics, 10:07 p.m. ET
Tue. April 4: Red Sox @ Athletics, 3:37 p.m. ET
Nathan Eovaldi, Boston Red Sox World Series hero, is a worry-free and even his wife still wonders how he’s so laidback (except during video games)