Brock Holt

Red Sox starting lineups Saturday: Mookie Betts sits, Brock Holt gets the call in center

Mike Petraglia
April 18, 2015 - 9:56 am

John Farrell chose Saturday to give Mookie Betts his second off day of the season. Starting in center Saturday in place of Betts will be Mr. Super Sub, Brock Holt, getting his second start in center this season and leading off. In addition to two starts in center, Holt has started one game at short and one at third base. The rest of the lineup remains basically in tact, including right fielder Shane Victorino, who will bat seventh. The Victorino news is encouraging after the outfielder had one of his trademark collisions with the short wall at the Pesky Corner in right, making a futile attempt to catch Caleb Joseph's solo homer in the fifth inning Friday night. He was shaken up and on the warning track for nearly a minute before getting back to his feet. He stayed in the game and apparently had no ill effects overnight. Ryan Hanigan will catch right-hander Clay Buchholz, who was beaten up by the Yankees in his last start last Sunday in New York. Baltimore will counter with right-hander Chris Tillman. For an extensive look at the matchups, click here. 1. Brock Holt, CF 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 3. David Ortiz, DH 4. Hanley Ramirez, LF 5. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 6. Mike Napoli, 1B 7. Shane Victorino, RF 8. Xander Bogaerts, SS 9. Ryan Hanigan, C Clay Buchholz, RHP