Lineups: Royals Look for 2-0 Start

Not many can argue that Monday’s Opening Day ranked among the best in recent history. Behind seven strong innings from starter Gil Meche, the Royals plowed through Boston’s lineup, while also coming through at the plate with seven runs and 12 hits – including five for extra bases. And, remember, that was against potential Hall of Famer and Boston ace Curt Schilling, who didn’t last five innings. Yeah, we’re all pretty happy with how the start of the 2007 season is going.

Tonight we face another tough one from the Red Sox pitching staff, Josh Beckett. Here’s the lineups…

For the Royals:
No. 9    David DeJesus – CF
No. 15  Mark Grudzielanek – 2B
No. 24  Mark Teahen – RF
No. 29  Mike Sweeney – DH
No. 7    Alex Gordon – 3B
No. 35  Emil Brown – LF
No. 11  Ross Gload – 1B
No. 6    Jason LaRue – C
No. 1    Tony Pena Jr. – SS

No. 45  Odalis Perez – P

For the Red Sox:
No. 23  Julio Lugo – SS
No. 20  Kevin Youkilis – 1B
No. 34  David Ortiz – DH
No. 24  Manny Ramirez – LF
No. 7    J.D. Drew – RF
No. 25  Mike Lowell – 3B
No. 33  Jason Varitek – C
No. 10  Coco Crisp – CF
No. 15  Dustin Pedroia – 2B

No. 19  Josh Beckett – P

Dsc_0096aa_1Also, keep this fun fact in mind. At Tuesday’s Welcome Home Luncheon, Royals broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre pointed out that Tony Pena Jr. is on pace to hit 324 triples this season.

1 Comment

Love seeing Bell already benching Shealy in favor of a veteran. Meh.

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