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  • March 4th, 2013

    Red Sox 5, Rays 1:
    Keeping it above .500…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:26 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (2)

    Felix Doubront made his Grapefruit League Start in the win against Tampa Bay this afternoon, going 1 2/3 innings of 1 hit ball, while walking and striking out 2…Let’s hope this is an indication of good things to come….

    With today’s victory, the Sox are 1 game above .500 with a 6-5 record. And, after last season, any days over .500 are good days…

    But, I can’t say that I get the warm and fuzzies when I see that our newly appointed closer blows a save against the Skanks on Saturday-even if it’s in Spring Training, and even if only 1 of the 3 runs were earned. But the 2 walks came back to bite him on the ass, so that IS on him…

    And thanks so much to Drew Sutton (Yeah, all together now: “Who the HELL is Drew Sutton???”) for not one, but TWO errors that lead to the melt down of the closer…

    And c’mon, the Skanks team that was out there yesterday was more decimated that the Sox were last year. The only “real” player in the lineup on Saturday was Brett Gardner. Everyone else? Hurt, or at the WBC…

    But everyone else that pitched yesterday seemed to fare well, most notably starter Ryan Dempster, who held onto his 0.00 ERA with another excellent outing, only giving up 1 hit in 3 innings, while striking out 2…He threw 28 pitches, 25 for strikes (!!) in the span…

    Shane Victorino and Alfredo Aceves have left to play in the WBC–let’s hope they don’t get all messed up and wreck things for the Sox…

    Now that David Ortiz is back from his personal business, he has not been cleared to resume all baseball activities. No firm timetable yet for when we will see him in a game, but John Farrell hopes it later this week…

    But what I find a bit disturbing is that while everyone else seems to think he will be ready for Opening Day, Big Papi is doing some hedging: ‘We’re trying. We’re trying. I want to be ready (for Opening Day), but injuries are injuries. You want to be back the next day, but it doesn’t work that way.’

    Will Middlebrooks was back in action on Saturday, and played again on Sunday, with no apparent ill effects. Let’s hope that remains the case…

    Speaking of remaining the case, That Clay Person, fresh off a hamstring tweak from the first workout of Spring Training, made his Grapefruit Debut on Saturday against the Twins. On a strict count of 40 pitches (22 for strikes), he put in 1 1/3 innings of 1-hit ball, while walking 2 and striking out 2…John Farrell weighs in: “He used all his pitches. He likes to pitch with a constant mix. I think with repetition, sharpness will come. No ill effects with the hamstring. It was a good day of work.”

    Holy Hell, am I the only one who feels like we are inundated with injuries, and the season hasn’t even started yet??

    Finally, BBA-er Bullpen Banter has compiled the Red Sox 2013 Top 15 Prospects. Not only does it list the Top 15 in the organization, they offer some insightful analysis of the group. Check it out!

    Coming up: An exhibition game against Puerto Rico, as the teams prepare for the WBC (The US plays the Pale Hose, in case you were wondering) John Lackey gets his 3rd start of the season. First pitch 7:05pm.

    And, apropos of nothing: There are 25 Spring Training Games left, and exactly FOUR WEEKS until the Season Opening–Yay!

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