Monday, July 20

Lineups...Let's Run With This One

We don't often do lineup posts here at ITM but I'm especially excited about tonight's order. Jacoby is back in the leadoff spot, JD settles in at the 6th spot, and when healthy, we might have the best number 7 hitter in the game in Mikey Lowell. As a result of Ortiz's resurgence, the dumping of Lugo and overall general health improvements, tonight's lineup puts the majority of the hitters back into their natural spots.

The Sox have been struggling to maintain a respectable team average, especially with RISP...the lineup below likely gives us the best chance to win night in and night out....let's run with it on a constant basis and see what happens.

Are there still issues with this lineup? Sure, Jacoby still needs to get on base more, and consistent production are certainly desires we all have....but let's hope the change sparks Boston's bats and they show the Rangers what a real contender looks like.

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
4. David Ortiz, DH
5. Jason Bay, LF
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Mike Lowell, 3B
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Jed Lowrie, SS

-- John Smoltz RHP

Go Sox.

1 comment:

Soxin09' said...

Let's add "Ortiz falling off the face of the earth" to the list of lineup concerns. I'm not sold on him being hitting 4th all year.

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