Red Sox vs. Rays: The lineup equivalent of a white flag

Jared Wickerham

We surrender, I guess?

No David Ortiz, no Mike Napoli, no chance?

Today's Lineups

BOSTON RED SOX TAMPA BAY RAYS
Brock Holt - 3B David DeJesus - DH
Xander Bogaerts - SS Evan Longoria - 3B
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Matt Joyce - RF
Mike Carp - 1B James Loney - 1B
Jonny Gomes - RF Brandon Guyer - LF
A.J. Pierzynski - DH D. Jennings - CF
Grady Sizemore - LF Logan Forsythe - 2B
David Ross - C Yunel Escobar - SS
Jackie Bradley - CF Jose Molina - C
Jake Peavy - RHP David Price - LHP

I don't even know what to say. David Ortiz apparently is dealing with a calf issue. Maybe they're keeping Mike Napoli out because it's an afternoon game after a night game and he's fresh off a flu?

I guess if you're going to punt away a game, it may as well come against David Price. The lefty ace's ERA is awfully high, but he's striking out better than a batter an inning and has walked all of six batters on the season. Yeah.

The Red Sox have lost eight straight, and let's not kid ourselves, it's probably going to nine tonight with this lineup.

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