Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Another abomination

Jared Wickerham

Ugh...

You know what the Red Sox need at their lowest point? You know what they need four games under .500 with the shaky-as-can-be Clay Buchholz on the mound? A real travesty of a lineup, that's what!

Today's Lineups

TORONTO BLUE JAYS BOSTON RED SOX
Jose Reyes - SS Grady Sizemore - CF
Melky Cabrera - LF Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Jose Bautista - RF David Ortiz - DH
Adam Lind - DH Jonny Gomes - LF
E. Encarnacion - 1B A.J. Pierzynski - C
Juan Francisco - 3B Shane Victorino - RF
Brett Lawrie - 2B Mike Carp - 1B
Dioner Navarro - C Xander Bogaerts - SS
Anthony Gose - CF Brock Holt - 3B
Drew Hutchison - RHP Clay Buchholz - RHP

I can understand wanting to move Shane Victorino down given his struggles, but in favor of Grady Sizemore? A.J. Pierzynski?!

The Red Sox have batters with sub-.650 OPS figures batting first and fifth. Meanwhile, Xander languishes in the eight hole.

The Red Sox aren't a good team right now. But they're better than this mockery. Though, given how these things tend to work, they'll probably walk away tonight with 20 runs.

If you're interested in seeing whether the Baseball Gods are in a strange mood today, first pitch is at 7:10 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

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