Thursday, March 04, 2010

A Red Sox Double Dip

The Boston Red Sox defeated Northeastern and Boston College handily but that's what we all expected. The real spring training schedule against major league teams begins today when Josh Beckett and relievers will face off against the Minnesota Twins, who are also based in Ft. Myers. Here are yesterday's scores...

Boston 15 Northeastern 0
Boston 6 BC 1

This is from the Associated Press...

FORT MYERS, Fla. - "David Ortiz hit a two-run homer, and top prospect Casey Kelly made his spring training debut with a scoreless first inning as a Boston Red Sox split squad beat Northeastern University 15-0 on Wednesday in the first game of an exhibition doubleheader. The Red Sox defeated Boston College 6-1 in the second game. Boston pitchers surrendered only two hits. Manny Delcarmen, who followed Kelly to the mound, pitched one inning and picked up the victory."

Kelly only needed ten pitches to retire Northeastern in the first inning and he looked great doing it. Here's the man he threw to, Victor Martinez...

“He has great stuff. He did great. He spotted his pitches. He has a pretty good change up. The stuff he has was amazing for the limited time he’s been pitching.”

Just wait a year or a year and a half to allow Kelly to blossom and mature. He has unlimited potential. The games were only seven innings long but everyone looked good and no one was injured. That's the way it should be. I'm sorry I couldn't find the box scores but the scores suggest what they would look like. And that's good.

You can click on this post's title for more articles about the Red Sox. I'll have all the details of today's game against the Twinkies WITH a box score first thing in the morning. I'll see you then if not before. As always, BE WELL. Thanks.


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