7/28/20 Game Preview: New York Mets at Boston Red Sox

7/28/20 Game Preview: New York Mets at Boston Red Sox


7/28/20 Game Preview: New York Mets at Boston Red Sox


It turns out a trip up to Boston was exactly what the doctor ordered for the New York Mets (2-2). A trio of home runs helped the Mets’ bats wake up in a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox (1-3), snapping a two-game losing streak in the process. The Mets will look to wrap up this brief two-game trip with a sweep of the Red Sox tonight. First pitch for the contest is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. at Fenway Park.

Jul 27, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) catches the ball at first before Boston Red Sox right fielder Alex Verdugo (99) can reach safely at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets will send rookie left-hander David Peterson to the mound today to make his major league debut. Peterson, the Mets’ first-round draft pick in 2017, went 3-6 with a 4.19 ERA in 24 starts for AA Binghamton last season. The Red Sox will counter with lefty Matt Hall (0-1, 7.71 ERA in 2019), who spent last season as a member of the Tigers’ organization.

Local Coverage:

Television: SNY

Radio: WCBS

New York Mets Lineup:

Pre-Game Notes:

  • The Mets designated Tyler Bashlor for assignment to make room for Peterson on the active and 40-man rosters.
  • After getting the day off yesterday, Yoenis Cespedes is back in the Mets’ lineup. Cespedes will bat sixth and serve as the designated hitter.
  • Hall has never faced the Mets before.

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