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Was I right or was I right? Before the season began I said that Terry Francona made the wrong decision naming Marco Scutaro his starting short stop in January. Lowrie has started the season 16-29 and was the spark plug that led the Red Sox to their third victory of the season Saturday. Thank god Tito came to his senses and started Lowrie again at short stop. Keep the man in the starting line up! He is the hottest bat on the team right now. Bat him in the leadoff spot and throw Crawford down in the order. He is like two for a million from the leadoff spot, just awful.
In other news, TWO WINS IN A ROW BABY. Today’s win puts the Sox at an amazing 4-10. WOO!
LOWRIE FOR PRESIDENT!
On the night the Red Sox signed Carl Crawford, Terry Francona called Dustin Pedroia and told him that he was now batting ninth because they had signed Crawford. He was joking, of course, but on the WEEI Dennis & Callahan Show Pedroia was asked about hitting ninth and replied with this…
“I’ve [hit ninth] before … and I was hitting lasers in the nine spot. If you don’t change your mind-set, you’ll be fine.”
There is absolutely no way Pedroia hits ninth. You just don’t hit a former AL MVP ninth in the order.
Coming of an injury plagued season, Jacoby Ellsbury will likely begin the season in the nine hole with Pedroia leading off.
Here is my projected lineup on opening day:
2B Dustin Pedroia
LF Carl Crawford
3B Kevin Youkilis
1B Adrian Gonzalez
DH David Ortiz
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia
RF J.D. Drew
SS Marco Scutaro
CF Jacoby Ellsbury
Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts in the comments section…