In a move that is sure to get more coverage than Clay Buchholz returning to the bump, Jed Lowrie is in the lineup this afternoon. Batting cleanup and at the Catcher position.
Kidding about cleanup and catcher, he's batting second and giving Scutaro a well-deserved off day.
Lowrie has been on the DL since 1997 with an assortment of injuries, most recently suffering from a case of mono....although there are some in management who believe he may just been really bored during the off season.
Either way, Lowrie is back and everything is right again. Nothing can stop us now.
In all seriousness, today's start by Buchholz is huge, I'm excited, regardless of his expected low pitch count.
Here is Boston's fierce lineup...quite comparable to the 27' Yankees: