In his first two at-bats with the Red Sox, Adrian Gonzalez is 2-2 with 3 RBI. If Theo isn’t on the phone with Gonzo’s agent right now hammering out that extension he should be fired. Get it done Theo, get it done!
In other news, Jon Lester’s career April struggles continue. Ugh!
It’s Opening Day for the Sox. Time to get this season underway. Good things lay ahead for the Sox and it’s time to put last years season in the rear view. GO SOX!
Opening Day Lineup:
With final roster cuts today, Hideki Okajima, beloved Japanese left handed reliever was optioned to Pawtucket today. I fear that this may be the last we see of Okajima in a Boston Red Sox uniform because he has just fallen off too much. I must say I am going to miss hearing the Oki-Doki (above video) every time he enters the game.
That being said, here is the Red Sox 25-man Opening Day roster…
Catchers: Jarrod Saltalamachhia, Jason Varitek
Infielders: Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia, Marco Scutaro, Kevin Youkilis, Jed Lowrie
Outfielders: Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, J.D. Drew, Mike Cameron, Darnell MacDonald
Designated Hitter: David Ortiz
Starting Pitchers: Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett, Daisuke Matsuzaka
Relief Picthers: Jon Papelbon, Daniel Bard, Bobby Jenks, Dan Wheeler, Matt Albers, Dennys Reyes, Tim Wakefield