Just one week ago, Joe Kelly was taking the hill for the St. Louis Cardinals against the San Diego Padres.
Kelly will be back on the mound at Busch Stadium on Wednesday night, but this time, he’ll be wearing a different uniform.
The newly acquired right-hander is scheduled to make his Boston Red Sox debut against his former team. Pitching against a lineup of players who were your teammates just seven days ago might seem like an advantage, but Kelly says that familiarity goes both ways.
“I wouldn’t say I have the advantage,” Kelly told NESN’s Gary Striewski on Tuesday. “They know what I’ve got, I know what they’ve got.”
Hear more of what Kelly had to say about starting against his former team in the video above.
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