Leading off today's game: Jed Lowrie
Yes, indeed. Carl Crawford has found himself pulled from today's game--though likely just as much for rest as for any other reasons--and Jed Lowrie has found his way into the leadoff role.
Exciting times, my friends.
The rest of the lineup is your typical one stacked against lefties, which is of course what the Blue Jays have on the mound. And yes, that does mean that--surprise of surprises--Josh Beckett will have Jason Varitek behind the plate.
1. Jed Lowrie, SS
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Mike Cameron, RF
7. Jason Varitek, C
8. Darnell McDonald, LF
9. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
I gotta say, that's pretty ugly actually looking at it, splits or no.
It's a pretty typical bunch for the Blue Jays against Beckett, with just the smallest of changes.
1. Yunel Escobar, SS
2. Corey Patterson, CF
3. Jose Bautista, RF
4. Adam Lind, 1B
5. Aaron Hill, 2B
6. Travis Snider, LF
7. Jayson Nix, DH
8. Jose Molina, C
9. John McDonald, 3B
Can Josh Beckett give us another pitcher to have faith in?
#19 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox
May 15, 1980
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Or will Jo-Jo Reyes soft toss the Red Sox into oblivion?
#37 / Pitcher / Toronto Blue Jays
Nov 20, 1984
|2011 - Jo-Jo Reyes||0-1||2||2||0||0||0||0||10.1||15||8||6||0||2||9||5.23||1.65|
The Surgeon General has warned that watching the Red Sox may be hazardous to our health! And for all the wrong reasons!