Here’s the deal for today – I’m going to miss the beginning of the game so that is the time commenters will have to tell me whether or not they want a chat put up. I’ll be back about 12:30 and will put one up if requested.
The big news is that Nathan should have his first game situation pitching!! I really wish I had the ability to see that first hand instead of just listen to someone else’s opinion of how things are going for him. Here’s the pitchers expected today: pitchers for today’s game: Baker, Nathan, Mijares, Gibson, Gutierrez, Bazardo, Bromberg, Waldrop, & Guerra.
Here’s today’s lineups!
|Scutaro, SS||Span, CF|
|Lowrie, 2B||Nishioka, 2B|
|Cameron, M, DH||Valencia, 3B|
|Youkilis, 3B||Thome, DH|
|Kalish, CF||Benson, RF|
|McDonald, Da, LF||Parmelee, 1B|
|Saltalamacchia, C||Tosoni, LF|
|Reddick, RF||Butera, C|
|Sutton, 1B||Casilla, A, SS|
|Lester, P||Baker, S, P|
Boy is it good to remind yourself right now that these are EARLY spring training games because that was kind of painful. Shut outs are never fun to begin with but yeah, it was a lot of very raw baesball. The best news was Joe Nathan pitching off the mound in a game situation!! He managed one complete inning with nothing remarkable either good or bad and throwing between 86-90 mph. That’s about where he’s usually at this time of year so he felt REALLY good about his outing today and I can’t help but be a little encouraged that one of my favorite hurlers is so obviously on the mend.