In response to carnie's comment:
In response to RedsoxProspects' comment:
Did you guys see this on Redsox.com today:
The Red Sox open their season Monday against the Yankees in New York as Jon Lester faces CC Sabathia at 1:05 p.m. ET. Below is the Red Sox's projected Opening Day lineup.
1. CF: Jacoby Ellsbury
2. RF: Shane Victorino
3. 2B: Dustin Pedroia
4. 1B: Mike Napoli
5. 3B: Will Middlebrooks
6. DH: Jonny Gomes
7. C: Jarrod Saltalamacchia
8. LF: Jackie Bradley Jr.
9. SS: Jose Iglesias
SP: Jon Lester
Look who is batting 8th!
They almost always do something like that with the rookies. Although I think he's probably a better leadoff hitter than Ells right now, I would imagine Farrell doesn't want to put too much pressure on the kid. Opening day in Yankee stadium is more than pressure enough.
I agree. Starting on opening day in Yankee stadium is off the charts pressure. Can't say how cool this is though to me. I love it. I don't care about 6 years from now. Maybe they send him down for 20 days later in the season to just rest him up....
for the playoffs!