Monday, April 2, 2018

Lack Of A DH Puts J.D. Martinez On The Bench Tonight For Red Sox In Miami

Here's another reason to hate National League rules: J.D. Martinez has to sit out a game. The new Boston DH/OF will ride the pine tonight in South Beach since slugging pitcher Brian Johnson (three HRs in BP the other day) needs to hit. Actually, that's not the reason, Martinez just needs a day off (he's hitting a 'robust' .200 with no HRs). Here is the Red Sox lineup for tonight: 1. Mookie Betts RF; 2. Andrew Benintendi LF; 3. Hanley Ramirez 1B; 4. Rafael Devers 3B; 5. Xander Bogaerts SS; 6. Eduardo Nunez 2B; 7. Jackie Bradley Jr. CF; 8. Christian Vazquez C; 9. Johnson, SP.