Mike Hurley On The Adam Jones Show: Should John Farrell Change Red Sox’ Lineup In World Series?

October 26, 2013 4:37 AM
Mike Hurley On The Adam Jones Show: Should John Farrell Change Red Sox’ Lineup In World Series?
" CBSBoston ’s Mike Hurley talked World Series baseball on The Adam Jones Show on Friday night.

Aside from Daniel Nava starting in place of Jonny Gomes in left field, are there any other lineup changes that John Farrell may want to make as the series shifts to St. Louis?

“I would make the move at catcher,” Hurley said. “I think what you see out of David Ross, he’s so much better back there. And it’s not even the play [Jarrod] Saltalamacchia didn’t make [in Game 2]. It’s just every pitch, the way that Ross catches it and frames it and holds it there, whereas Saltalamacchia sort of stabs at it and pushes it into the dirt. He costs the pitchers strikes. If he’s hitting, you can deal with that no problem, but with the way he’s hitting, I’d go with Ross — and especially now that Ross has found a magic bat where he can hit.”

And what about Stephen Drew?

“It would have to be something that Farrell considers to put Will Middlebrooks back in [the lineup],” Hurley said. “Mike Napoli’s out [in the NL park],  and there goes your No "

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