Red Sox vs Orioles, Marlins lineups: Boston splits squad for simultaneous doubleheader

In that moment, Wally saw all of time and space. He knew all, and it shattered his mind. - Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox will take on two teams at once! Because SPRING TRAINING!

The Red Sox will play two games at once, splitting their squad to take on the Orioles on the road and Marlins at home. Unfortunately, they have not taken this opportunity to have fun.

Boston Red Sox (4-7) (@ Orioles)

  1. Daniel Nava, 1B
  2. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
  3. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  4. A.J. Pierzynski, C
  5. Ryan Lavarnway, DH
  6. Corey Brown, LF
  7. Alex Hassan, RF
  8. Brock Holt, 2B
  9. Deven Marrero, SS

Starting Pitcher -- Allen Webster

Baltimore Orioles (9-2)

TBA

Boston Red Sox (4-7) (vs. Marlins)

  1. Grady Sizemore, CF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. David Ortiz, DH
  4. Mike Napoli, 1B
  5. Jonny Gomes, LF
  6. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  7. David Ross, C
  8. Bryce Brentz, RF
  9. Jonathan Herrera, 3B

Starting Pitcher -- John Lackey

Miami Marlins (7-3)

  1. Donovan Solano, SS
  2. Christian Yelich, LF
  3. Marcell Ozuna, CF
  4. Derek Dietrich, 2B
  5. Casey McGehee, 3B
  6. Brian Bogusevic, RF
  7. Ed Lucas, 1B
  8. Greg Dobbs, DH
  9. Rob Brantly, C

Starting Pitcher -- Brian Flynn

Nothing much special to note about the lineups. Daniel Nava is getting some time at first, where he could be called upon to serve as the backup if space cannot be found for Mike Carp on the 25-man roster.

Really, though, I'm just disappointed that the Red Sox didn't take this opportunity to have some fun. How? By fielding a full lineup on the road, and leaving behind a prospect-laden team at home against the Marlins. Can you imagine?

Admittedly, this wouldn't be fair to the home crowd who came to see the Red Sox. After all, that's what you do if you want to see the Red Sox in March--you go to a game at JetBlue Park! But MLB tries so hard to establish these interleague rivalries (we, for instance, are really supposed to place some sort of premium on games against the...Phillies? Braves?). Well, if the Red Sox had pulled this trick, they might have actually had one.

First pitches come at 1:05 p.m. EST, with the only broadcast coming from Miami radio.

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