The Red Sox will return to television today, taking on the Yankees in a game that will be broadcast by both the MLB Network and NESN.
If the Sox were hoping to build up hype for this one, though, then mission failed. After being one-hit by the Phillies yesterday in an 0-2 loss, the Red Sox have gone 17 spring training innings without a run. And now, with the Yankees game being on the road, the Sox will send out no less than the B-team.
The upshot of this is that we'll get televised Sutton instead of televised Youkilis, and televised Darnell McDonald instead of televised Carl Crawford.
That's right folks, it's going to be like a Triple-A game out there! Lucky us, then, that the Paw Sox will be pretty decent this year. Putting their talents on display today are:
1. Darnell McDonald, RF
2. Ryan Kalish, CF
3. Jed Lowrie, 1B
4. Jason Varitek, C
5. Daniel Nava, DH
6. Josh Reddick, LF
7. Yamaico Navarro, 3B
8. Drew Sutton, 2B
9. Jose Iglesias, SS
SP, Clay Buchholz
If you're looking for a reason to watch, look no fur--
Wait a second, is that Varitek cleaning up? And Nava batting fifth?
Nevermind. Like I was saying, if you're looking for a reason to watch, look no further than the bottom of the lineup. We all have heard plenty about Jose Iglesias' unworldly defense, but it's always another thing to see it for yourself.
And then, of course, there's the fact that Bartolo Colon is starting for the Yankees. I don't know about you folks, but I wouldn't mind seeing our minor leaguers knock him around a bit in a Yankees uniform.
And hell, it's the Red Sox! On TV! What more reason do you need!
The game starts at 7:05 EST. Don't miss it.