Thursday, June 12, 2014

Both Drew And Bogaerts Out Of Tonight's Game

For the fourth straight game, Stephen Drew (he of the $10 million contract) will not be in the Red Sox line-up as they take on Terry Francona and the Indians at Fenway. Moreover, Xander Bogaerts (for no good earthly reason that we know of) is also riding the pine this evening. So, your punch-less Carmine Hose will send out this stellar cast: 1. Brock Holt, 3B; 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B; 3. David Ortiz, DH; 4. Mike Napoli, 1B; 5. Daniel Nava, LF; 6. Grady Sizemore, RF; 7. David Ross, C; 8. Jonathan Herrera, SS and 9. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF. From the fifth spot on down, this is as weak as we can remember a Red Sox line-up. Boston will send Jon Lester out to face the Tribe.