The Red Sox will go into their prime-time matchup against the Cubs on Sunday night with a lineup that is anything but.
Adrian Gonzalez will sit to start the Sunday Night Baseball game at Wrigley Field. David Ortiz will start at first base while Scott Podsednik (left field), Ryan Kalish (center) and Darnell McDonald (right) make up the starting outfield.
Here's how Sunday's starting lineup looks:
1. Podsednik LF
2. Pedroia 2B
3. Youkilis 3B
4. Ortiz 1B
5. Aviles SS
6. McDonald RF
7. Shoppach C
9. Morales P
Morales is getting his first start of the season in place of Josh Beckett, who is on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation.
No Gonzalez. No Beckett. Surely what the country was hoping to see when they saw this game featured as the Sunday night game this week.