He pitched the 3rd and 4th innings against the Phillies this afternoon, in relief of Tim Wakefield (2-3-2-1-0-2), retiring all six batters he faced, striking out four (including Ryan Howard on a 93 MPH heater). He threw 26 pitches, 18 strikes.
Other Sox did not fare so well on the hill. Joel Piniero allowed four hits, four runs and two walks in 1.1 innings.
And Manny Delcarmen faced seven batters: three hits, two walks, two outs (and three runs allowed). Tito:
The troubling thing about Manny today was the lack of making an adjustment. In Spring Training, everyone is going to give up runs, or you're not going to have your good stuff, or it's early. But, again, we want to see a guy make some adjustments, not keep throwing a fastball up and away. ... That was a little troubling.Boston lost 12-9 in 10 innings (box).