Monday, April 1, 2013

4/1 Red Sox Opening Day

Let's use this post for all of the Opening Day comments and updates.  We'll post some links for some good reading material and we can get ready for opening day.  Here is a game breakdown from extra bases blog.

Here's Dustin Pedroia's predictions for 2013. Good stuff from the de facto Captain.  @LaserShow15 should be fun to follow this year.

Here's a look at the Boston Herald's extensive opening day coverage.

Here's fellow Mainer Chad Finn's Red Sox predictions for 2013

The lineups have not been posted yet, but here's is my best guess at today's lineup.  The only real question mark is at Catcher where yesterday John Farrell said it was still to be determined.
*Update the lineup has now been posted and it is in the comments section below
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Mike Napoli  1B
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Jonny Gomes DH
Jackie Bradley Jr. LF
David Ross C
Jose Iglesias SS

There's my best attempt at getting inside John Farrell's head.  


  1. Well real line up is out and I got it wrong (Shock!)

    Ellsbury CF
    Victorino RF
    Pedroia 2B
    Napoli 1B
    Middlebrooks 3B
    Salty C
    Gomes DH
    Bradley Jr LF
    Iglesias SS

    Lester SP

  2. Great AB by JBJr, then his speed beats the throw to 2nd, Love it!

  3. Red Sox win 8-2 and are 1-0 on the year. We need to beat the Yankees while they're down. A sweep is not out of the question but 2 out of 3 is a must for this team to get off to the good start that they need.

  4. Every journey stars with a single step. Lots to be happy about today. The top of my list would be the offensive output by Jacoby and Victorino at the top of the order. The outfield in general (Ells and Victorinp specifically) has worried me. It was nice to see both have a strong first game. And even though the 4-5 hitters in Napoli and Middlebrooks were hitless today, if the top of the order gets on consistently Napoli and Willie Middle will both plate a lot of runs.

  5. Great game all around yesterday. Lester was sharp, the bullpen locked it down at the end of the game (Hanrahan firing 98!), the lineup plated 8 runs, Pedroia was great, Ellsbury and Bradley Jr. were on base, so much goodness.