He's not Eric Patterson, but he's as close as we're getting this year.
Interestingly, he'll be playing right field instead of Darnell McDonald against southpaw Matt Harrison. Does this represent a long-term changing of the "vs. LHP" depth chart? We'll see.
|Boston Red Sox||TEXAS RANGERS|
|Jacoby Ellsbury - CF||Ian Kinsler - 2B|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Elvis Andrus - SS|
|Adrian Gonzalez - 1B||Josh Hamilton - LF|
|Kevin Youkilis - 3B||Michael Young - 3B|
|David Ortiz - DH||Adrian Beltre - DH|
|Conor Jackson - RF||David Murphy - RF|
|Carl Crawford - LF||Mike Napoli - C|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C||Mitch Moreland - 1B|
|Marco Scutaro - SS||Endy Chavez - CF|
They'll have John Lackey on the mound. It's been a while since he's had a really good start, but he's also avoided disaster for the last couple of months.
#41 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox
Oct 23, 1978
|2011 - John Lackey||12-10||23||23||0||0||0||0||136.1||167||94||90||19||44||94||5.94||1.55|
The same can not be said for Matt Harrison. In his last start he gave up seven runs in five innings...to the Red Sox.
#54 / Pitcher / Texas Rangers
Sep 16, 1985
|2011 - Matt Harrison||10-9||26||25||0||0||0||0||155.0||152||70||61||12||49||103||3.54||1.30|