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  • March 29th, 2010

    Red Sox 11, Twins 5:
    And that would be the Mayor Cup…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:13 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    That Clay Person had a better outing, but nothing to crow about, bringing his Grapefruit record to 1-1 and his abysmal ERA to a less nauseating 9.53 (but not by much) Throwing 4 2/3, he have up 4 runs on 5 hits (including a 2-run homer to Joe Mauer) while walking none and striking out 7..

    But the Sox got some payback on Pavano, who doesn’t do as well when he doesn’t have 687 days of rest, giving up 8 runs on 12 hits (including a 3-run shot by Big Papi) while waling 1, hitting 1 and striking out 2…HA HA

    So the Sox win the series again the Twins, 4-2, with one more to play on Thursday, and their grapefruit record currently stands at 13-13…

    AND, the Sox announced their starters for the upcoming week, and Wake was #4–exactly where he should be…

    OK, so Alan Embree’s triumphant return to the Boston Red Sox wasn’t so triumphant, going only 2/3 of an inning, and giving 3 runs on 3 hits while walking one. But, hey, its the 1st time he has pitched for real since he broke his leg last July–probably a little bit rusty…He weighs in: “”I feel pretty good. If things go well from here, it should take care of itself… I don’t look at it as I’m competing against other people. I’m competing with myself as far as getting myself ready. They make those decisions. If they don’t choose to go that direction, I’m a grown man — I can handle it. I have confidence that if I’m ready, I’ll be one of those guys.” His next outing will be tonight at City of Palms against the Rays…

    And how ’bout the Sox signing Scott Schoeneweis to a minor league contract with an invitation at this late stage of the game? And what is interesting is that for the 1st part of Spring Training, he was with Milwaukee as a non-roster invitee. Look for him to pitch Monday as well…The bullpen is getting mighty crowded….

    Poor Mike Lowell, first his hip, then his thumb, now his knee. After fouling a pitch off his left knee in his 1st at bat on Friday, he has some pretty nasty swelling under his kneecap, but after treatments, he is doing much better. He did some work at 3rd base over the weekend with some batting practice as well, and may even get into tonight’s game. If not, probably tomorrow….

    The Sox also signed utility infield Kevin Frandsen from San Fran over the weekend, for cash, or a player to be named later, more than likely in an attempt to help at short or 2nd base, as the depth chart is painfully thin in the middle infield…

    Dustin Pedroia was back in action for Saturday’s game, fielding well, and going 1-4 in the contest…There appears to be no ill effects from his injury last Tuesday…

    The Sox stay at home for this one, playing the Rays at City of Palms this evening, to be televised on MLB.TV. Josh Beckett, in his last start before kicking off the 2010 Campaign against the Skanks on Sunday night, gets the nod for the Sox. 1st pitch 7:05pm

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