March 25, 2011

Red Sox Make Pitching Staff Cuts

Scott Atchison, Michael Bowden, and Andrew Miller were optioned to Pawtucket this afternoon. Randy Williams, Rich Hill, and Brandon Duckworth were reassigned to the minor league camp. (Ryan Kalish was also optioned to Pawtucket.)

So the bullpen is:
Jonathan Papelbon
Daniel Bard
Bobby Jenks
Dan Wheeler
Tim Wakefield
2 of Alfredo Aceves/Hideki Okajima/Dennys Reyes/Matt Albers
An article in this morning Globe's stated:
Meanwhile, Dennys Reyes had the out clause in his contract extended a day [to Saturday]. It appears the lefthander is going to make the team.
Pitching coach Curt Young offered his thoughts on Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Papelbon, Bard, and Jenks.

The Wonderful Off-Season Is Not Over Yet: The Yankees might grab Gustavo "Not A Real" Molina as their backup catcher. Molina played in four games with the Red Sox last year, going 1-for-7. In three major league seasons, Molina has a .122/.159/.146 line, good for a .305 OPS (-19 OPS+). By way of comparison, Tim Wakefield's career OPS is .321!


allan said...

Wild game against the Jays:

TOR - 200 022 410
BOS - 020 111 03

Down 11-8, first two on for Sox in bottom of the 9th!

Beckett: 6-11-7-0-5
2 hits each from Crawford, Gonzalez, Drew, Ortiz, and Varitek.

Patrick said...

Kurt Young being Captain Obvious on Matsuzaka, "After seeing him pitch a couple of starts where maybe he wasn't as aggressive as should he be, trying to make him understand that the only way he is going to pitch deep into games is the pitch count factor has to be down."

If Young can get through to Daisuke, he will get so much cred.

allan said...

BOS 9th:

Lowrie - BB
Brentz - 1B to LF (1+2)
Hoover - GIDP, both runners out, Hoover safe on FC (attempt at GITP, I guess)
Dening - 1B (1+2)
McDonald - 4-3