Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Four Straight

The Red Sox beat the Tigers yesterday in Ft. Myers, 7-6, as Mike Lowell, Jason Bay, Chris Carter and Ivan Ochoa all his consecutive home runs off Tigers closer Brandon Lyon. The Sox last did that back in April 2007 off former future Yankeeography star Chase Wright at Fenway Park.

Carter continues to have a great spring, and the Sox will have decide what to do with him. I would bet he will end up in Pawtucket to begin the 2009 season, but he maybe riding the shuttle to Fenway should he continue hitting at AAA.

But the best news yesterday was the start of Brad Penny. He gave the Red Sox three shutout innings, allowed no hits and just one walk. It was a spring debut and he said he felt fine after the game. He hit 93-95 on the radar gun. He was troubled with shoulder fatigue last season.

Tonight, the Red Sox play the Yankees once again this spring, from Tampa. The game will be carried on Al-Yankzeera, aka The YES Network, at 7 PM.

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