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Final: Red Sox 24, BC 0
AP photo / Steven Senne
Jacoby Ellsbury slides home with a second-inning run for the Red Sox.
About what you'd expect when the defending World Series champions play a college team.
Tony Granadillo had a grand-slam homer, Brandan Moss knocked in three runs, and Dustin Pedroia, George Kotteras, Jeff Bailey and Julio Lugo each had two RBI as the Red Sox cruised past Boston College, 24-0, in a seven-inning game.
Josh Beckett, Kyle Snyder, Javier Lopez, Manny Delcarmen and Bryan Corey combined on a one-hitter.
The Sox play Northeastern tonight at 6 p.m.
Posted by Art Martone at 3:31 PM | Permalink
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In-game update: Red Sox 8, BC 0 in the 3rd
AP photo / Steven Senne
Josh Beckett pitches against Boston College today in Fort Myers, Fla.
Dustin Pedroia's two-run double was the highlight of an eight-run second inning that has carried the Red Sox to a 8-0 lead over Boston College today after two innings in the first game of their exhibition season.
Josh Beckett breezed through two perfect innings, with four strikeouts.
The Sox opened the second with back-to-back walks to Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek. A single by Kevin Youkilis loaded the bases, and the Sox scored single runs on a sacrifice fly by Julio Lugo and RBI singles from Bobby Kielty and Brandon Moss.
One batter later, Pedroia doubled home two runs.
Later in the inning, David Ortiz doubled home a run. Lugo later walked with the bases loaded, forcing in another run. The Sox also scored on an error.
Posted by Art Martone at 2:02 PM | Permalink
Video: Bush on Manny
Click here to see a YouTube video that includes the president's comments about Jonathan Papelbon and Manny Ramirez.
In case you missed them, here's what Bush said:
On Papelbon: "how about Jonathan Papelbon ... thanks for wearing pants
On Ramirez: "Manny Ramirez isn't here, I guess his grandmother died again. Just kidding!"
Posted by Mike McDermott at 10:34 AM to Projo Mannybeingmanny
Miami Herald story on Jacoby Ellsbury
The Miami Herald ran stories over the weekend on several top prospects, including the Red Sox' Jacoby Ellsbury. The Herald profile describes Ellsbury's fast rise through the Sox system, how he has achieved hero status in New England (inspiring a sign during the Boston World Series parade that read, "Jacoby, I want to be your Baby-Momma"), and his supreme confidence in his own abilities. Click here to read the story.
Posted by Mike McDermott at 10:01 AM | Permalink