Today, the Sox beat the Astros 9-3 in a fairly easy win overall for them. Dustin Pedroia (right) had a great game, going 2-3 with a double and 2 RBIs, he is now .238/0/2 this spring. Marco Scutaro also did pretty well, going 1-4 with 2 RBIs, he is now .238/0/2 as well. Aaron Bates, Ryan Kalish, Daniel Nava, and Mark Wagner each had one RBI today as well. Kyle Weiland, despite earning the win, had a tough start, going 1.1 innings and allowing 3 runs, he is now 1-1/10.13/5 this spring, ouch! Dan Wheeler, Lenny DiNardo, Dennys Reyes, Matt Albers, and Rich Hill all got holds too. I'm glad the Sox won this game, but unfortunately their luck wouldn't continue.
Today, the Sox lost 2-3 to the Twins in a tough loss surrendered by Jonathan Papelbon. Jon Lester (left) was great, striking out 5 through 4 shutout innings, he is now 1-0/0.00/6 this spring. Jonathan Papelbon, however, unraveled the game in the 5th inning when he allowed 3 runs in just .1 inning, he is now 0-1/8.10/2 this spring. David Ortiz had a pretty nice day on offense, going 2-3 with an RBI, as he is now .292/1/5 this spring. Yamaico Navarro also had a good day, going 1-3 with an RBI, he is now .333/1/5 this spring. Tomorrow, the Sox will send John Lackey out to face the Marlins at 1:05. This split-squad series didn't go too badly, luckily, as it was not a bad loss, except on Papelbon's part.