I'm not gonna lie, this is not an encouraging lineup. Gomes in right, Carp in left? 2014 Buchholz on the mound? Thanks, but no thanks.
Unfortunately, the Red Sox are not taking requests, so this is what we get. The hope is that we'll also be getting the Phil Hughes we saw so often when he was with the Yankees, rather than the decent pitcher who's shown up for the Twins this year. If so, with Papi hitting the way he's hitting, anything's possible.