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Andrew Benintendi - LF

Julio Daniel "J.D." Martinez - DH

Rafael Devers Calcano - 3B

Xander Bogaerts - SS

Kevin Pillar - RF

Christian Vazquez - C

Michael Chavis - 1B

Jackie Bradley, Jr. - CF

Jose Francisco Peraza Polo - 2B

Nathan Edward Eovaldi - RHP )) (2-1, 5.99 ERA)

 

https://www.mlb.com/starting-lineups

 

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5 minutes ago, Surhoffan17 said:

Not the typical, potent lineup we've seen in the past from the Red Sox.  

No Mookie, obviously, since he's a Dodger. Big blow to them, like us losing Machado. Maybe even worse of a blow for the Sox.

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22 minutes ago, Surhoffan17 said:

Not the typical, potent lineup we've seen in the past from the Red Sox.  

Verdugo and Moreland on the bench vs. our lefty starter. Lineup looks a little stronger if those guys are in. 

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4 minutes ago, Bill Swaggerty said:

I can only watch on the NESN. Could somebody do Gary Thorne impressions for me?

 

No Gary this year.

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O's are 16-3 in the last 19 Opening Days.   Pretty amazing, as we only had a winning team in 5 of those 19 years.

Last time the O's opened in Boston was 1966.   That year turned out OK.   Now we do it two years in a row (2020 and 2021).

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18 minutes ago, Bill Swaggerty said:

I can only watch on the NESN. Could somebody do Gary Thorne impressions for me?

 

I'll drink like Thorne...

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