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The saddest Red Sox - Yankees game of all time

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It's September, with the end of the season just a few days away. Red Sox - Yankees should be better than this.

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I went looking for a silly Red Sox - Yankees photo and found this. Either one of these players would be a huge upgrade in tonight's lineups.
I went looking for a silly Red Sox - Yankees photo and found this. Either one of these players would be a huge upgrade in tonight's lineups.
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It's the final series of the year, and what better way to finish it off than Red Sox - Yank--wait, what on Earth are these lineups?!

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK YANKEES BOSTON RED SOX
Jose Pirela - 2B Mookie Betts - 2B
Eury Perez - CF Xander Bogaerts - SS
Francisco Cervelli - 1B Yoenis Cespedes - DH
Chris Young - LF Allen Craig - RF
John Ryan Murphy - C Garin Cecchini - 3B
Austin Romine - DH Rusney Castillo - CF
Brendan Ryan - SS Bryce Brentz - LF
Zelous Wheeler - 3B Ryan Lavarnway - 1B
Antoan Richardson - RF Dan Butler - C
Chris Capuano - LHP Steven Wright - RHP

Alright. Alright. I realize the games don't matter anymore. I realize this may as well be spring training. I realize neither one of these teams are exactly at the top of their game right now.

But this? This is one sad state of affairs when a Red Sox - Yankees game involves lineups that would not look too far out of the ordinary in a minor league park. Honestly, how many of these Yankees do you even recognize? How many of these Red Sox has the average New York fan heard of? We've got Chris Young starting opposite the shell of a man that Allen Craig has become in the cleanup spot!

And on the mound? Let's just say it doesn't get any better. Chris Capuano couldn't hold a starting spot in our disaster of a rotation, and Steven Wright was traded for post-crisis Lars Anderson.

I just hope it's still like this tomorrow and Sunday, so we can listen to the national announcers try and make something of this mess.

First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. ET, shockingly at Fenway Park rather than, say, Hadlock Field, with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

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