Friday, March 5, 2010

Game 3

Tough outing for Jon Lester today. A lack of command plus a very tight strike zone resulted in 4 runs in the bottom of the first.

Tim Wakefield pitched two sharp innings in relief. I imagine it's very difficult for hitters to time a knuckle ball early in the spring, and Wake had it dancing today.

Victor Martinez had a monster double in the first inning and handled the knuckler well behind the plate. Watching him work counts and foul off pitch after pitch reminds me of Boggs' approach with two strikes.

Randor Bierd had nice 1-2-3 inning against the Twins starters in the 2nd. Randor joins with Yamaico Navarro, Tug Hullett and Boof Bonser to fill out the Sox quota of funny names this spring. Boston College infielder Mickey Wiswall wins the best name contest, hands down.

Only one more game before it's time to head north. All that snow better be melted, please!

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