Jarren Duran joining Boston bench Wednesday
Boston Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran is not in the lineup against left-hander MacKenzie Gore and the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.
The left-handed hitting Duran will sit versus the Nationals' southpaw. Rob Refsnyder will replace Duran in left field and bat leadoff. Alex Verdugo will drop from the top of the order and hit eighth.
numberFire’s models project Refsnyder ($2,400) for 10.8 and Verdugo ($2,800) for 11.9 FanDuel points on Wednesday. They are both preferred point-per-dollar values among projected batters. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Red Sox's implied total is 4.90 and the game total is 9.0. Gore has a 4.62 ERA and 5.18 xERA (bottom 13th percentile of MLB) this season, with a 44.9% hard-hit rate, 26.7% strikeout rate, and 10.0% walk rate.
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