Today marked the second intrasquad game and the first featuring the players that are likely to be in the opening day lineup. So how did the opening day lineup do? The were held hitless during the six inning game. Not exactly the start we were looking for. Yes we know it is their first action and yes we know it is just an intrasquad game…but c’mon! Not even one hit?

The lineup that went hitless:
CF Rocco Baldelli
RF Delmon Young
LF Carl Crawford
1B Ty Wigginton
2B Jorge Cantu
DH Greg Norton
3B Akinori Iwamura
C Dioner Navarro
SS Ben Zobrist

Jonny Gomes played left field for the B squad. We take that to mean Papa Joe just wants to get him some PT in the outfield rather an indication that Greg Norton is penciled in as the team’s regular DH. Also, there was a bit of a scare early in the game when Jae Seo took the mound for the A-squad, even though Scott Kazmir was the scheduled starter. The worries were unfounded as Kid K took the mound in the second.


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  1. Jason McAdams says:

    Not a sign of things to come with that lineup. I think they will surprise many people with how many runs they put up this year...if everyone remains healthy.

  2. The Professor says:

    i do too...but i just hope it is not a sign that they didn't come prepared to spring training.


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