February 28, 2007

The First Lineup

Against the Twins tonight:
Julio Lugo SS
Kevin Youkilis 1B
David Ortiz DH
Jason Varitek C
Mike Lowell 3B
Wily Mo Pena RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Murphy LF
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Pitchers: Curt Schilling, Julian Tavarez, Joel Pineiro, Manny Delcarmen, Brendan Donnelly, J.C. Romero, Bryan Corey and Runelvys Herhandez.

Manny Ramirez asked to play tonight, but Terry Francona said, "There's a difference between being in shape and being in camp and having your spikes on and things like that. I think three or four days, for me, at the earliest."

In his first BP session, Manny Ramirez "sprayed line drives to left, right and center field". For the first time in his career, Manny took batting practice five days a week beginning in December.

The Red Sox also announced the pitching assignments for the next few days:

Vs Blue Jays/Roy Halladay: Kason Gabbard, Devern Hansack, Travis Hughes, Javier Lopez, Edgar Martinez, David Pauley
Vs Northeastern University: Josh Beckett, Craig Breslow

Vs Blue Jays/Gustavo Chacin: Kyle Snyder, Hernandez, Donnelly, Hideki Okajima, Corey, Mike Burns
Vs Boston College: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Kyle Jackson, Nick Debarr

Vs Phillies: Tim Wakefield, Jonathan Papelbon, Pineiro, Romero, Delcarmen, Hughes

1 comment:

Zenslinger said...

Play fuckin' ball already!