Good afternoon from Miami. Here’s a preview of tonight’s game:
RED SOX (30-32)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (6-3, 4.34)
Pitching: RHP Ricky Nolasco (6-4, 4.36)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Marlins vs. Doubront: No history.
Red Sox vs. Nolasco: Gonzalez 4-15, Sweeney 3-7, Ortiz 0-2, Pedroia 0-2, Youkilis 1-2.
Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 18-13 when Middlebrooks starts.
Notes: The Sox, losers of seven of nine, can win a series with a win tonight. … Doubront is facing the Marlins for the first time. He is coming off his worst outing of the season (4 IP, 8 H, 6 ER) against the Nationals. … Doubront is second among all major league qualifying left-handers with an average of 9.77 strikeouts per nine innings, behind only the Nationals Gio Gonzalez (11.02) … Nolasco faced the Sox once, that coming in 2009 when he went the distance in a game stopped after five innings by rain. … Nolasco is 2-4, 6.23 in his last six starts. Opponents are hitting .296 against him at Marlins Park. … The Sox are 152-120 in interleague play all time, 3-5 this season. … Sox are hitting .216 in their last nine games and have scored 27 runs.
Song of the Day: “Miami 2017” by Billy Joel.