Red Sox: 5 takeaways from ALDS Game 1 against Astros

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 26: Chris Sale /
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BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 06: Chris Young. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 06: Chris Young. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

Chris Young will be in the lineup tomorrow:

As soon as Nunez left the batters box upon grounding out to short, you could tell something wasn’t right. While he admirably limped down to first base, ultimately collapsing before touching the bag, the Red Sox were very clearly down a man before even taking the field. After being carried off the field by manager John Farrell and the team trainer, he was replaced by Hanley Ramirez in the lineup. Later on during the game, the Red Sox would announce that Nunez suffered a “re-aggravation” of his right knee injury. Something that sounds very ominous.

Seeing as Nunez is a position player, and by all accounts will not be available for the rest of this series let alone the rest of the postseason, the Red Sox will have to replace him with another position player. There were many today, fans and media alike, who were surprised when outfielder Chris Young failed to make the postseason roster. Well guys what, folks? He’s sure as heck on his way to Houston now!

With Keuchel on the hill tomorrow, there’s no doubt in my mind the Red Sox will be adding the right-handed hitting Young to the roster and immediately place him in the starting lineup. He’ll presumably take Nunez’ spot as the DH for the day with Hanley playing first base.