When the Red Sox face the Yankees on April 1, we won’t see familiar faces like Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira or Curtis Granderson, but we know who will be pitching to the no-name Yankees.
The Red Sox announced Jon Lester will be the Opening Day starter. Lester has had a fantastic spring with a 0.90 ERA, 0.500 WHIP, 16 strikeouts and just four walks in 20 innings. Lester will try to bounce back from a down 2012 season in which he went 9-14 with a 4.82 ERA and 1.383 WHIP.
Clay Buchholz, Ryan Dempster, Felix Doubront and John Lackey will follow Lester in the Red Sox’ rotation.