Red Sox lineup: Grady Sizemore mans leadoff spot; David Ortiz out; Will Middlebrooks, Mike Carp late scratches

Rob Bradford
April 05, 2014 - 11:04 am

With Brewers' right-hander Wily Peralta on the mound (see video below showing Peralta doing a face-plant during Friday's introductions), Grady Sizemore gets the call to hit leadoff. The move was also facilitated by the absence of David Ortiz in the lineup, with Mike Carp playing first base and Mike Napoli serving as the designated hitter. UPDATE: Carp was scratched due to lower back tightness, with Jonny Gomes filling in at left field and Daniel Nava at first while Will Middlebrooks was scratched with a tight right calf. He was replaced by Jonathan Herrera at third. (For all the matchups, click here.) Here is the Red Sox' lineup in Game 2 of their three-game set with Milwaukee: Grady Sizemore CF Dustin Pedroia 2B Daniel Nava 1B Mike Napoli DH Xander Bogaerts SS Jonny Gomes LF A.J. Pierzynski C Will Middlebrooks 3B Jackie Bradley Jr. RF Clay Buchholz P