March 1, 2012

Red Sox at Twins, 1 PM

Red Sox - 100 012 100 - 5
Twins   - 110 220 000 - 6
Jose Iglesias, SS
Che-Hsuan Lin, RF
Ryan Lavarnway, C
Josh Kroeger, DH
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Lars Anderson, 1B
Jason Repko, CF
Oscar Tejada, 2B
Alex Hassan, LF

Pedro Ciriaco, SS
Nate Spears, INF/OF
Juan Carlos Linares, RF
Dan Butler, C
Luis Exposito, C

Alfredo Aceves
Daniel Bard
Clayton Mortensen
Jesse Carlson
Tony Pena, Jr.
Alex Wilson
Drake Britton
Will Inman
Justin Thomas
There is no radio or TV coverage, but the Globe will live-blog the game at Extra Bases.

Each pitcher will go one inning. What is Bobby Valentine looking for from Aceves and Bard?
Getting through healthy, throw strikes, work on the plan that they've been planning -- that they work it in a game. [I'm] probably going to see them do some of the stuff that they've seen here, probably going to have them do a pitchout once in a while and a pickoff that wouldn't normally be done. But you'll see them try to take what we've been doing here into a semi-competitive situation. This is like minor surgery. It's only a "B" game for those guys who aren't playing in it, for the most part.
The Twins will also use nine pitchers: Scott Baker, Nick Blackburn, Liam Hendriks, Jeff Manship, Jason Bulger, Carlos Gutierrez, Tyler Robertson, Brendan Wise, and Deolis Guerra.

Also: Jason Varitek's press conference is scheduled for 5:30.


Jere said...

Not quite a "real" fake game, but we'll take it. From some Florida paper:

"Admission is free. The concession stands and restrooms are open. The public address announcer and the scoreboard operator have the day off though."

If I was there I'd be all over that scoreboard! "What, no scoreboard guy? I'll do it. I'm RIGHT HERE. Just gimme some 0s, 1s, and 2s, or even some chalk or something, I'll go out there right now! What?"

allan said...


Ben Revere, LF
Ray Chang, 3B
Rene Tosoni, RF
Joe Benson, CF
Brian Dinkelman, DH
Aaron Bates, 1B
Brian Dozier, SS
J.R. Towles, C
Pedro Florimon, 2B

allan said...

EB says there are no umps, too.

Lavarnway dongs. 1-0 Sox.

allan said...

Abraham just uploaded a picture of the field/stands. Lots of empty seats for a free game.

allan said...

Aceves (26 pitches) and Bard (25) each allowed a run. Little flares figured in both rallies, plus a PB in Bard's case.

allan said...

Watch first 2 innings here!

allan said...

6-2 after 5.