March 27, 2009

Masterson Throws 81 Pitches

Justin Masterson threw 81 pitches over 4.2 innings against some Reds minor leaguers today. He allowed four hits and no runs, walked two and struck out six.
We're standing here talking about whether or not I'm going to be starting or relieving and never has there been a mention of, "Oh, am I going to be in the big leagues or Triple-A?" That's really cool that there's a spot, and it gives me some confidence ...

There is an oddness to, "I'm going back out again, going back out again, going back out again", but I think it's nice. Body-wise, I felt pretty good, even when I came to the end of the pitch count, so I'm excited to see what will still happen as we continue to evaluate.
John Farrell said that Masterson will throw a bullpen session in two days and depending on
how Brad [Penny] gets through his start on Saturday against Minnesota, provided there's no health issues there, I think once we gather that additional information we'll have a better read on what we do with Justin in the final week of spring training.
Daisuke Matsuzaka threw 54 pitches in a bullpen session today. ... Julio Lugo is back in camp and could be playing roughly two weeks into the start of the season.

11 comments:

Jere said...

7 runs on 16 hits thru 7 for us today. Beckett gave up only a wind-blown HR through 5, before a bunch of singles scored 3 more in the 6th for STL.

redsock said...

JB's line: 6-6-4-1-4, 81

Zenslinger said...

Sheilds gave up 11 runs in 4.1 IP for the Rays. Their pitching's been great all spring, so nice to see some sign of weakness there.

Jere said...

Felix Rodriguez enters in the ninth for the Sox with a three run lead...and gives up four. 8-7 StL, bottom 9.

andy said...

Consistency on the pitch counts.

Jere said...

Extras. We tied in the ninth on a RBI by someone. Guessing from the boxscore I'd say it was Dusty Brown.

Jere said...

Ambres 3-run dong, bottom 10th! Win.

andy said...

Now our little leaguers are just showing off. I think we have some serious trade bait in Pawtucket and lower.

9casey said...

andy said...
Now our little leaguers are just showing off. I think we have some serious trade bait in Pawtucket and lower.



Or future Red Sox stars, we can keep them you know.....

Jere said...

Andy just enjoys using humans as "bait" in general. As a hobby.

andy said...

Yeah we can keep them of course but we won't have room for all of them to start. I wouldn't want to sit on talent that we can't use to it's full potential.