Tonight the Red Sox' starting lineup features six members who have played in a combined 184 games for the Sox this season, including five members who were not on the Opening Day roster and another two who were there but have received a grand total of six plate appearances since the trading feadline.
All told, Joey Gathright, George Kottaras, Jed Lowrie and Nick Green have received 18 plate appearances in the past month.
Oh, Tim Wakefield, you have long been the perceived victim of weak lineup construction over the years. You only thought you knew poor lineups. The No. 1 hitter on this club: Gathright, with his 157 OPS+ in four appearances, followed by David Ortiz (101). The other seven: 92, 88, 75, 55, 51, 15, 11.
Yes, if Chris Woodward, Jed Lowrie and Casey Kotchman simply added their OPS+ together, it would not be as high as Julio Lugo's before he was released.
Look Comment away!