March 25, 2010

Matsuzaka To Face Marlins Today

X-rays on Dustin Pedroia's left wrist are negative. He is not in today's lineup, but will play tomorrow.

FY downplayed the injury: "I'm a quick healer. I don't have that many bones, so they heal quick."

Terry Francona:
He's OK. There's no swelling. Actually, he's a little bit sore higher, which is real good. He got a clean bill of health.
The big story regarding today's 1 PM game against the Marlins is that Daisuke Matsuzaka is scheduled to throw two or three innings of relief.

Josh Beckett (5-3-1-2-9, 85/56) was back to his sharp self against Pittsburgh, after a poor start last time out following a cold.
By far my best day in probably two weeks. I had finish to my pitches, and I felt like I could throw any pitch in any count. That's the feel you want to get at the end of spring training.
Mike Lowell says his right hip feels much better than it did last season. However, an NL scout watched him play yesterday and remarked:
How he looked today, I would not have any interest in him. I don't think he's moving very well at all. Right now, his swing is very upper-body dominant. ... It looked like he was swinging an iron gate.
The Marlins' interest in Lowell is described as "minimal at best".
Example
SG links to a video of Kevin Youkilis asking his teammates to vote on his Opening Day facial hair. We need an uncensored version.

10 comments:

Zenslinger said...

Another great game for Wake as the Sox score three in the fifth. Abraham says the Sox won't be "shy trying to get at-bats for Hermida". Interesting possibility that he could be the answer to a lot of issues, maybe more than a bench guy.

Jere said...

5 great, 1 bad inning for Wake. In rolls Dice.

Zenslinger said...

2IP, 1ER? I'll take it from Dice-K, and consider it a good sign that he didn't walk anyone.

Edward Lee said...

"FY downplayed the injury: 'I'm a quick healer. I don't have that many bones, so they heal quick.'"

Don't most humans have roughly 206 bones?

9casey said...

Didn't A-rod have the same surgery as Lowell, and he came back pretty well, hmmm.....

9casey said...

Zenslinger said...
2IP, 1ER? I'll take it from Dice-K, and consider it a good sign that he didn't walk anyone.




Or hurt somethin'

Jere said...

My 1st blog comment from my new touch. If Fenway has free wifi I can post from games. But not much since I go to games to watch them. You know how it is. Wow this thing is fixing my mistakes...

Antawn said...

Jere gets a new toy!
And Zen nailed it for me - no walks! Essackly what I noticed.

nick said...

Edward Lee said...
Don't most humans have roughly 206 bones?


yes, but DP is diminutive...he doesn't have as many vertical bones as the taller guys.

Jere said...

"Jere gets a new toy!"

But still a proud member of the No Cell Phone Even in 2010 Club!