Lineup: Gomes hitting in leadoff spot

John Farrell told us in spring training he was considering Jonny Gomes as a potential leadoff option, and sure enough, there he is in the leadoff spot in the third game of the season tonight.

For just the third time in his career, and the first time since 2007, Gomes will hit in the No. 1 spot. Farrell toyed with the idea of using him in that spot in spring training. Gomes hit leadoff in three Grapefruit League games this spring.

Elsewhere, Jackie Bradley Jr. starts in center field, with Grady Sizemore sitting this one out.

Here’s the rest of the lineup:

1. Jonny Gomes, LF

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. David Ortiz, DH

4. Mike Napoli, 1B

5. Xander Bogaerts, SS

6. Daniel Nava, RF

7. Will Middlebrooks, 3B

8. David Ross, C

9. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

SP -- Felix Doubront, LHP