So the Sox are about to play. And they'll be on the MLB Network. But they're not really the Sox.
See, everyone who's anyone who was planning on playing today already did so in the Triple-A game back in Fort Myers. Jon Lester was pretty good, as I understand, and some other stuff happened.
But as for this game? Oh it's just a mess. Shoppach, McDonald, and Morales are about the closest we get to real starting-quality players, and that's just because they're all good against lefties.
The rest? It's ugly.
|BOSTON RED SOX||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Pedro Ciriaco - SS||Desmond Jennings - CF|
|Nate Spears - 2B||Luke Scott - DH|
|Darnell McDonald - LF||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|Mauro Gomez - 1B||Ben Zobrist - RF|
|Kelly Shoppach - C||Carlos Pena - 1B|
|Jason Repko - CF||Matt Joyce - LF|
|Dan Butler - DH||Jeff Keppinger - 2B|
|Daniel Nava - RF||Jose Lobaton - C|
|Jonathan Hee - 3B||Sean Rodriguez - SS|
|SP -- Ross Ohlendorf||SP -- Wade Davis|
So, yeah, there's that.