A's Vs. Red Sox Lineups: Robbie Grossman Sits Against Southpaw

The A's could not seem to figure out how to defeat the Blue Jays -- once again.

Despite being on the other side of the hoopla surrounding the big league debut of Blue Jays' top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the A's left Toronto being swept by the team for the second time of the season.

"To be quite honest with you, our energy the whole series was kind of bad." A's starting pitcher Chris Bassitt told reporters after the series finale that went into extra innings. 

He added the team wasn't in negative spirits, but he did admit they were "kind of sleepwalking a bit." Now, these things happen, so this next series is imminent.

The team continues its nine-game road trip at Fenway Park in hopes of being successful against the team once again. During the first week of April, the A's took three out of four against Boston.

Frankie Montas will get starting honors for the Green and Gold who has made just two career appearances against Boston. However, he's currently boasting a 4-1 record with a 3.10 ERA. 

On the other side of the mound, Eduardo Rodriguez will start on the bump. He had a tough couple of starts to the season but has dazzled in his last two appearances. In his last outing against the Tigers, Rodriguez allowed just two hits and one run while striking out seven across six innings.

Here are the lineups for Monday's A's-Red Sox matchup:

Oakland A's (14-16)

Marcus Semien, SS
Matt Chapman, 3B
Stephen Piscotty, RF
Khris Davis, DH
Chad Pinder, LF
Kendrys Morales, 1B
Ramon Laureano, CF
Jurickson Profar, 2B
Josh Phegley, C

Frankie Montas (4-1, 3.10 ERA)

Boston Red Sox (11-17)

Andrew Benintendi, LF
Mookie Betts, RF
J.D. Martinez, DH
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Rafael Devers, 3B
Michael Chavis, 2B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Christian Vazquez, C
Tzu-Wei Lin, 1B

Eduardo Rodriguez, (2-2, 5.88 ERA)


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