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Red Sox at Pirates lineup: The lineups are still drunk, at least

Brian Johnson starts, Blake Swihart’s at third and the Red Sox have a DH in an NL park.

MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox
Not Bryan Joiner. That’s me. (Not in the photo. That’s Brian Johnson.)
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It’s cold out there and you might be hungover, so why not warm yourself by the television and watch some baseball, yeah? NESN will broadcast this 1:05 p.m. game, so you should watch it. Brian Johnson will make his fourth start of the year opposite Tyler Glasnow, who has been hit hard this spring.

These lineups are a couple minutes late, which you probably would not have noticed, but it’s because the intrepid Boston wordsmiths haven’t posted them on Twitter, where I usually find them. Perhaps they are hungover as well! In that case, I’ll help them out. The lineups, which themselves are drunk — Blake Swihart at third! The Red Sox with a DH, but the Pirates without one! — follow this sentence, and this is yer gamethread.

  1. Mookie Betts, RF
  2. Andrew Benintendi, CF
  3. Mitch Moreland, 1B
  4. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  5. Blake Swihart, 3B
  6. Brock Holt, 2B
  7. Sam Travis, DH
  8. Christian Vazquez, C
  9. Rusney Castillo, LF

SP: Brian Johnson, LHP