John Farrell will wait until at least tomorrow to finalize the Red Sox' lineup for Game 1 of the World Series.

But it sure sounds like Daniel Nava won't be in it.

Despite being the Red Sox' primary left fielder against right-handed pitchers during the season -- and finishing with an .831 OPS that ranked third among all AL outfielders behind only All-Stars Mike Trout and Jose Bautista -- Nava has taken a seat on the bench for four of the past six games in favor of Jonny Gomes. Farrell has suggested Gomes' intangibles specifically his instincts on the bases and his defense in left field have given the Red Sox a boost. Perhaps it's a coincidence but the Red Sox are 6-0 in the playoffs with Gomes in the lineup 1-3 with Nava.

So with the Cardinals set to start right-hander Adam Wainwright in Game 1 Wednesday night Farrell seems inclined to stick with what's been working.

"Daniel Nava is certainly not forgotten" Farrell said today before the Red Sox worked out at Fenway Park. "To use every available guy we have he's going to be involved in this. We haven't made out Wednesday's lineup yet but can't go away from maybe a little bit of momentum that a certain lineup has provided for us."