February 22, 2020

Baseball Is Back – And The Red Sox Are 2-0!

The Red Sox held on to edge the Rays 4-3 this afternoon in Fort Myers, Florida.
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Red Sox - 000 010 03x - 4  7  1
On Friday, the Red Sox beat the Northeastern University Huskies 3-0. Twenty-six players saw action in seven innings for Boston, including third baseman Jantzen Witte, who drove in two runs.
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Red Sox - 000 003 x - 3  6  2
And the Yankees managed only three hits today in a 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays. So far, so good!

Fans checking in with Gameday this year will learn that – for the 18th consecutive season – MLB is unable to provide pitch-by-pitch accounts for spring training games. (GDGD began in 2003, I believe.) Every ball in play appears to have been hit on the first pitch, while all walks and all strikeouts are four balls and three strikes, respectfully. That is the opposite of helpful.

Earlier this week, Eduardo Rodriguez fell in the bullpen and twisted his left knee. It doesn't seem to be anything to worry about, though EdRo will not face the Giants tomorrow, as previously planned.
I was throwing before the live BP and I fell down ... Just my spike got stuck a little bit. ... I went outside today and threw a normal bullpen ... everything feels great. I'm not really too concerned about it. ... I know how it is when something is really, really bad. It happened to my right knee like 10 times. ... It just felt like a twist, rolled it a little bit. Nothing really crazy.
Rafael Devers is back in camp after his girlfriend gave birth in the DR to a baby girl, Rachelese.

1 comment:

Michael J. G. said...

"Eduardo Rodriguez fell in the bullpen"

I'm having unfortunate flashbacks to June 1, 2017. The day that ruined a season. See also: July 14, 2018, although the fall took place at first base and not in the 'pen that afternoon.