Mike Napoli will get the day off as the Red Sox send John Lackey to the mound in pursuit of a sweep of the Oakland Athletics.
|OAKLAND A'S||BOSTON RED SOX|
|Coco Crisp - CF||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Jed Lowrie - SS||Shane Victorino - RF|
|Josh Donaldson - 3B||David Ortiz - DH|
|Brandon Moss - 1B||Mike Carp - 1B|
|Yoenis Cespedes - LF||A.J. Pierzynski - C|
|John Jaso - DH||Xander Bogaerts - SS|
|Derek Norris - C||Grady Sizemore - LF|
|Josh Reddick - RF||W. Middlebrooks - 3B|
|Eric Sogard - 2B||Jackie Bradley - CF|
|Sonny Gray - RHP||John Lackey - RHP|
Y'know...nothing really needs to be said about the batting order beyond this.
Mike Carp: .226/.314/.323, 76 OPS+
A.J. Pierzynski: .280/.322/.378, 92 OPS+
Xander Bogaerts: .279/.390/.375, 112 OPS+
At last Carp has the small sample size excuse and much better career numbers, I suppose.
First pitch is at 1:35 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.