The Minnesota Twins will travel to Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, to play the Boston Red Sox in the Sox home opener on Friday, April 15.
The Minnesota Twins will try to even their record at 3-3 tonight in the final game of their series against the LA Dodgers. The Red Sox will seek to do the same in the rubbermatch of their series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Injury Report
Minnesota Twins Injury Report
The Twins have been fortunate to start their season almost completely healthy, though there are a couple injuries.
Here’s the short list:
Starting pitcher Jorge Alcala is on the 10-day IL with shoulder issues. Fellow bullpen pitcher Cody Stashak joined Alcala on the 10-day IL with elbow problems.
Boston Red Sox Injury Report
The Boston Red Sox are not as fortunate to begin their season with such a clean bill of health.
The most notable injury is shortstop Trevor Story. The second baseman came to the Red Sox after signing a $ 140-million deal, departing the Colorado Rockies. He is currently day-to-day with an illness.
Starter Chris Sale was plagued by injuries in 2021. Despite only starting nine games, he still put together an impressive ERA of 3.16. Sale’s ribs are bruised – vanquishing him to the 60-day IL.
“The Boston Red Sox announced that Chris Sale has been placed on the 60-day IL with a right rib stress fracture.” – @ FOX Sports: MLB
The list of Red Sox injuries is below:
Starters James Paxton and Josh Taylor are on the 60- and 10-day IL respectively. Paxton is recovering from Tommy John surgery, and Taylor is suffering from shoulder tightness.
Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Predicted Batting Orders
Minnesota Twins Predicted Batting Order
Shortstop Carlos Correa, who is making $ 35 million this year, will be looking to inject some pop into his bat. The star has only had one RBI in 19 at-bats so far this year, a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners.
Here is the projected lineup for the Twins:
- Byron Buxton, CF
- Jorge Polanco, 2B
- Carlos Correa, SS
- Luis Arraez, DH
- Max Kepler, RF
- Gary Sanchez, C
- Alex Kirilloff, 1B
- Giovanny Urshela, DH
- Trevor Larnach, LF
Pitcher: Sonny Gray
Boston Red Sox Projected Batting Order
It is unclear whether or not Trevor Story will be well in time for Friday’s game against the Minnesota Twins. He will definitely miss the series finale against the Tigers. If he does not show, this will be the lineup:
- Enrique Hernandez, RF
- Rafael Devers, 3B
- Xander Bogaerts, SS
- JD Martinez, DH
- Alex Vergugo, LF
- Jon Arrauz, 2B
- Bobby Dalbec, 1B
- Jackie Bradley, CF
- Christian Vazquez, C
Pitcher: Nick Pivetta
Minnesota Twins Predicted Starting Rotations
“Sonny Gray, Filthy 91mph Two Seamer.” – @ Rob Friedman
Sonny Gray’s pre-season story was one of optimism for the Twins. After earning an All-Star designation in 2019, his ERA slipped to 3.7 last year, then to 4.19 last season. However, if Grapefruit League success is anything to judge, then Gray is poised for success this year.
Here is the Twins pitching rotation:
- Chris Paddack
- Chris Archer
- Dylan Bundy
- Baily Ober
- Sonny Gray
Boston Red Sox
The starting pitcher for the Red Sox will be Nick Pivetta. Pivetta rounds out the bottom of the Sox lineup. Here are the rest:
- Nathan Eovaldi
- Rich Hill
- Michael Wacha
- Tanner Houck
- Nick Pivetta
Regardless of how the game goes, both teams have made some key offseason signings and have their eyes on their divisional pennants and possibly more. It will be a great four-game series to see how the two teams stack up against each other.