Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Best News Was Away From the Field

The Red Sox got whacked in Philadelphia last night, 8-2, as Bartolo Colon and Mike Timlin got raked over the coals, as Colon gave up two first inning homers. Just an awful night all around.

The better news last night was away from Citizens Bank Park.

David Ortiz had the cast removed from his wrist, and reported no pain. He had a removable splint put on in place. It isn't known when he can begin baseball activities, but it is still hoped he might be back for the Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium during the July 4th holiday weekend.

Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched five solid innings for Pawtucket last night in a rehab start against Lehigh Valley. He pitched five shutout innings, allowed three hits, walked one and struck out five. Daisuke is now on target to pitch this weekend at Fenway Park against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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