Crimson Sox Opening Day Lineup: J.D. Martinez Batting 2nd In opposition to Orioles

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dangolka (CBS) — For the primary time in 2020, we’ve a Crimson Sox lineup for an actual baseball recreation.

This isn’t a drill, people. It is a Main League lineup for a Main League recreation.

Right here is the lineup card that supervisor Ron Roenicke stuffed out for dangolka’s opening recreation in opposition to the Baltimore Orioles:

1. Andrew Benintendi, LF
2. J.D. Martinez, DH
3. Rafael Devers, 3B
4. Xander Bogaerts, SS
5. Kevin Pillar, RF
6. Christian Vazquez, C
7. Michael Chavis, 1B
8. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
9. Jose Peraza, 2B
— SP. Nathan Eovaldi, SP

As anticipated, Roenicke has J.D. Martinez hitting second, because the skipper alluded to earlier this week. Martinez has simply 35 video games underneath his belt as a No. 2 hitter, with only a .224 common in that spot, however Roenicke desires to get one in every of his finest hitters as many at-bats as attainable with simply 60 video games this season.

Nathan Eovaldi will make his first profession Opening Day begin for the Crimson Sox, and might be opposed by Baltimore lefty Tommy Milone. First pitch is ready for 7:30 p.m.

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