Sox Opening Day lineup (positions 1-thru-8) ready for National Anthem. Catcher Tyler Flowers was in the bullpen with Chris Sale. Ninth player shown is Paulie. As you would expect after a 99-loss season, the Sox have made some changes — to the point that the first four spots were all making their first Opening Day start. Also making his first Opening Day start was Avisail Garcia in the 6th spot.