The Red Sox beat the twins 7-6 yesterday, but the news out of Fort Myers wasn't all that good. Here was Jon Lester's pitching line:
1.0 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 0 K, 0 HR
He also had a Wild Pitch. It is Spring Training, and it was his first appearance, but that's just not good. If he has another outing like this in March, there will be problems.
Papelbon also pitched an inning, allowing a hit, no runs, and striking out one. Brandon Moss continued to excel, going 2 for 2 with a stolen base, and a 2 out RBI single which turned out to be the winning run. Young catcher Dan Brown had tied it up with a solo homerun. Brown was 2 for 2. The backup catchers have been the most impressive on offense so far.
The Sox take on the Twins...again, this afternoon on NESN.