On Thursday, before the game against Boston, manager John Gibbons waxed poetic about the virtues of DH/1B Adam Lind and how he was going to have him hit out of the No. 2 spot in the batting order, that he’d run with it for a while and see how it goes.

The experiment lasted one day as Friday’s lineup had Melky Cabrera, who started the season batting second, back in the No. 2 spot and Lind hitting sixth.

What’s up with that?

“We reverted back to how we started the season, get Melky back in there,” Gibby said of his reversal of thought. “That’s the way we designed it. He’s here for a reason. Nothing’s going good right now. We’re going back to that and we’ll see.”

Gibbons said that hitting second is Cabrera’s natural spot.

“He’s always hit at the top of the lineup and we’ll run with that,” Gibbons added. “It’s been a battle. Nothing’s been easy. It’s been a struggle. We’ll see what happens.

“He’s always gotten a lot of hits and he’s due to get those.”

In 29 games, 115 at-bats, Cabrera is hitting .235 (27-for-115) with one double, two triples, zero home runs and six RBIs. His on-base percentage is a dismal .282.