The Atlanta Braves will wrap up the home portion of the Grapefruit League schedule Monday against the Boston Red Sox. Ian Anderson will make his final tune up start before the regular season begins later this week. Right-hander Tanner Houck is scheduled to be on the mound for Boston.
Anderson will be making his fifth appearance of the spring Monday. He has allowed 19 hits and nine runs over 15 2/3 innings this spring. Anderson has struck out 19 and walked four over that span. A lot of the runs Anderson has given up have come late in games as he was getting stretched out. He’s looked dominate at times and appears ready for the regular season.
Houck has struggled with his control over three appearances this spring where he has walked 10 batters in just 6 1/3 innings. He’s allowed six hits and six runs over that span with just four strikeouts.
Ender Inciarte will get the start in center field and will hit eighth Monday for the Braves. Dansby Swanson was in the original lineup for Atlanta but was scratched due to right calf tightness. Ehire Adrianza will get the start at shortstop instead.
Red Sox lineup: nK. Hernández 2B, Verdugo RF, Martinez DH, Bogaerts SS, Gonzalez 3B, Cordero LF, Chavis 1B, Plawecki C, Duran CF, Houck RHP— Christopher Smith (@SmittyOnMLB) March 29, 2021
No TV for Monday’s game but the game will be available to be streamed on MLB.tv and Braves.com. You can also follow along on the radio at WFOM 1230 AM or via the MLB App.
Game Date/Time: Monday, March 29, 1:05 p.m. ET
Location: CoolToday Park, North Port, Florida
Streaming: Braves.com / MLB.tv
Radio: WFOM 1230 AM / 106.3 FM