Monday, May 6, 2019

Josh Smith To Start Tonight For Red Sox Against "Quadruple A" Orioles

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If you're going to sacrifice a starter, it might as well be against the Baltimore Orioles—the team tied for the fewest wins in the American League (12). Josh Smith (did you even know he was on the roster?) will take to the hill tonight for Boston at Camden Yards. Say what? In January, Boston invited Smith to Spring Training, and on April 26th they promoted him from AAA Pawtucket. Smith has not started an MLB game since 2016—when he was a member of the Cincinnati Red Legs. Starting Smith allows Red Sox manager Alex Cora to have more flexibility in his use of swing-guy Hector Velazquez. Hold your breath tonight, though—even the pathetic Oriole line-up might be swinging for the fences against Smith.