Tuesday, June 17, 2008
DICE-K GOES 5 IN REHAB START, ORTIZ GETS CAST REMOVED
While the Red Sox played in Philadelphia, the PawSox played the Phillies' AAA affiliate in Allentown with Daisuke Matsuzaka starting. He went 5 innings, allowed 3 hits and 2 runs. In his first 4 innings, he mowed down the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. He faced the minimum 12 batters and only threw 39 pitches. In total, 47 of his 65 pitches were for strikes. After the game, he said: "I don't know what percent I'm at, but I'm ready to pitch again."
Also on Monday, David Ortiz had his cast removed. His wrist will now be in a splint, and he can start exercising it.
AP Photo/Steve Klaver