Red Sox (ss) - 000 101 000 - 2 8 1A Wednesday split.
Twins - 030 000 02x - 5 11 0
Wakefield struggled against the bottom of the Twins order, giving up four singles to the first five guys to bat in the second. Toss in an outfield throwing error from Brad Wilkerson and Minnesota led 3-0.
Gumball Bailey's single scored Yook in the fourth and Jed Lowrie's RBI triple brought Wilkerson home to close the gap to 3-2. But Billy Traber crapped the cot in the eighth, allowing four singles and two runs before recording an out.
Justin Masterson and Manny Delcarmen looked good out of the pen in relief of Wake. Ramon Ramirez pitched a strong seventh inning, striking out two of his three batters.
We have the Red Sox playing baseball again -- so all is well.
BC Eagles - 000 100 0 - 1 5 0Water! Nick Green and Yamaico Navarro both went 2-for-2 (Navarro hit a dong). Chris Carter hit a three-run double. BP pitcher Ino Guerrero, 48, drew a walk in the fifth!
Red Sox (ss) - 000 061 x - 7 8 0
Josh Beckett threw two perfect innings (22 pitches, 15 strikes) with two strikeouts (one of them being CHB's son). Clay Buchholz retired the side in order on six pitches in his one inning of work.
Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed five hits and two runs over 1.2 innings for Japan in an exhibition game against Australia on Tuesday. He threw 38 pitches. The game was a tune-up before the WBC.
There are baseball games today!
The Red Sox play their traditional spring opener against Boston College this afternoon, then they play the Twins tonight.
BC: Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz, Kris Johnson, Junichi Tazawa, Felix Doubront, Daniel Bard
Twins: Tim Wakefield, Justin Masterson, Manny Delcarmen, Javier Lopez, Ramon Ramirez, Billy Traber, Dustin Richardson
The night game will be on MLB.tv (in addition to NESN and MLBN), so I'll be tuning in!
Lineups vs Boston College
1. Julio Lugo, SS
2. Rocco Baldelli, LF
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. J.D. Drew, RF
5. Chris Carter, 1B
6. George Kottaras, C
7. Jonathan Van Every, CF
8. Nick Green, 2B
9. Angel Chavez, 3B