Opening Day. A clean slate, when every team has an equal chance to win it all, or at least equal hopes to win it all. So is the case with the Red Sox, who open their season today at Philadelphia against the Phillies. Clay Buchholz will take the hill for the Red Sox against Cole Hamels. Red Sox fans will wonder what could have been with Hamels, but the past is in the past and now Red Sox Nation will want the new-look Sox lineup to batter Hamels.
I'm particularly excited to see what this new lineup can produce with Ortiz, Ramirez and Sandoval batting 3-4-5 respectively and Mookie Betts (who tore it up in Spring Training) at the top of the lineup. It's a lineup that is capable of putting up a ton of runs, the only question for me is whether the pitching staff can keep the opponents run total down. We'll get some answers today with Clay Buchholz. First pitch is 3:05 on NESN.