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Open Thread: 6/8/07 @ Arizona

Well, if we have to have one of our pitchers hit, then we have the best available option tonight in Josh Beckett. Remember his home run last year against the Phillies? Let's see how he hits tonight.

BOSTON:

SS Julio Lugo
2B Dustin Pedroia
1B David Ortiz
LF Manny Ramirez
RF J.D. Drew
3B Mike Lowell
C Jason Varitek
CF Coco Crisp
P Josh Beckett

Arizona:
RF Eric Byrnes
CF Chris Young
2B Orlando Hudson
1B Conor Jackson
SS Stephen Drew
LF Jerry Hairston
3B Alberto Callaspo
C Chris Snyder
P Doug Davis

Kevin Youkilis sits thanks to that whacky National League rule about not having a designated hitter. Dustin Pedroia moves to the two-spot. Rest of the lineup is the same. Terry Francona plans to sit Mike Lowell tomorrow and then David Ortiz on Sunday when Randy Johnson gets the start.

In injury news, Mike Timlin will be activated off the disabled list tomorrow. The likely candidate to be sent down is Javier Lopez.