The return of Mike Lowell
Yes, Mike Lowell is in the Boston batting order for the first time since Game 3 of last October’s Division Series against the Angels. He will be batting fifth, serving as the DH.
Last time we all saw Lowell play a game, he was hobbled, and a shell of his normal self.
I’ll give you pitch-by-pitch updates of Lowell’s at-bats for those of you who can’t watch live.
Also, I’ll fill you in on Clay Buchholz‘s start and any other interesting happenings of the game.
Looking for a Mr. Camp? The early nominee is Nick Green. The 29-year-old veteran journeyman — who has 275 games of Major League experience and a lot of service time in the Minor Leagues — is hitting .478 with two homers and five RBIs over 23 at-bats.
Unfortunately for Green, it’s hard to imagine a roster spot will be open to him unless there is a trade of a certain veteran shortstop, which is highly unlikely.