The headline might sound terrible, but Boston's plan is to destroy Max Scherzer with the use of left-handed hitters. Scherzer, a righty, generally mows down his fellow right-handed man, and while he certainly has his weaknesses, there's no reason to give him an inch, either. Hence Podsednik, along with three other lefties, as well as three switch-hitters.
|BOSTON RED SOX||DETROIT TIGERS|
|Scott Podsednik - CF||Quinton Berry - CF|
|Daniel Nava - LF||Brennan Boesch - RF|
|Adrian Gonzalez - 1B||Miguel Cabrera - 3B|
|David Ortiz - DH||Prince Fielder - 1B|
|Kevin Youkilis - 3B||Delmon Young - DH|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C||Alex Avila - C|
|Ryan Sweeney - RF||Jhonny Peralta - SS|
|Mike Aviles - SS||Don Kelly - LF|
|Nick Punto - 2B||Danny Worth - 2B|
The Tigers are once again without Austin Jackson, who remains on the 15-day disabled list, and Andy Dirks, one of the few Tigers who has hit like crazy this year, is out of the lineup for the second game in a row. That's all to the good for Boston's starter tonight, Josh Beckett, as they attempt win #4 in a row in an otherwise quiet AL East.