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Red Sox at Rays lineup: Give us dignity or give us... just give us dignity

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C’mon with this nonsense.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
This photo is appropriately sad.
Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox lost again last night. The actually had the lead! They were up 1-0. They lost 5-1. I know this isn’t the recap post, at least not for tonight, but this is nearly beyond parody. Remember when John Henry scoffed at the idea this was “a bridge year?” He was right. We’re not on a bridge. They’re falling.

The descent continues at 6:40 p.m. tonight in St. Pete. It’s Martín Pérez vs. Ryan Yarbrough. They are both lefties. For our sakes, that means no Andrew Benintendi or Mitch “apparently the entire offense” Moreland are off. Does it matter? Probably not. On the bright side, only 49 games to go!

Here are the full lineups if you can stomach them:

Game 12 at Rays

Lineup spot Red Sox Rays
Lineup spot Red Sox Rays
1 Kevin Pillar, CF Yandy Díaz, 3B
2 Rafael Devers, 3B Austin Meadows, DH
3 JD Martinez, DH José Martínez, 1B
4 Xander Bogaerts, SS Hunter Renfroe, RF
5 Christian Vázquez, C Mike Brousseau, LF
6 Michael Chavis, 1B Brandon Lowe, 2B
7 Alex Verdugo, RF Willy Adames, SS
8 José Peraza, LF Mike Zunino, C
9 Jonathan Arauz, 2B Kevin Kiermaier, CF
SP Martín Pérez, LHP Ryan Yarbrough, LHP