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Red Sox at Yankees lineup: Death before dishonor

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The Sox visit the Yankees with less than a week to go until the Real Thing.

MLB: Spring Training-Boston Red Sox at Pittsburgh Pirates
Choose life.
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When is a spring training game just a spring training game? When it’s a loss! The Sox’s epic March win streak ended yesterday in an utterly meaningless game against the Orioles, but today the Sox play a potentially crucial tuneup against the Yankees (1:05 p.m., ESPN). If the Sox win, this could portend great things. If they lose, it’s still Friday and that stupid storm is over. Win-win.

Brian Johnson pitches. The Yankees lineups is hilariously scary:

Use the comment section below for the gamethread. Below is our motley lineup, with the names manually entered for SEO goodness. Marrero batting first seems like a “put-up-or-shut-up” or “hey hey trade partners” move, but either way, it’s not good for Deven, methinks. Also, I called Hector Velazquez a lefty yesterday. I am sorry. Here is today’s maybe-correct lineup:

  1. Deven Marrero, SS
  2. Andrew Benintendi, CF
  3. Rafael Devers, 3B
  4. Sandy Leon, C
  5. Blake Swihart, LF
  6. Sam Travis, 1B
  7. Ivan De Jesus, 2B
  8. Mike Olt, DH
  9. Cole Sturgeon, RF

SP: Johnson, LHP