Wednesday, April 16, 2014
BOSTON — While I type, left-hander Felix Doubront is throwing a simulated game at Fenway Park. Doubront was supposed to start Friday night, but with that game rained out, his spot in the rotation is being skipped.
That brings us to the marque match-up of lefties Jon Lester vs. David Price.
Here is the Sox lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Mike Napoli 1B
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Daniel Nava LF
Jonny Gomes DH
Stephen Drew SS
David Ross C
(Jon Lester P)
A few more lefty notes: While Pawtucket and Portland were also rained out Friday, lefty prospect Henry Owens pitched for Salem: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K (second baseman Sean Coyle hit two home runs).
Portland left-hander Drake Britton was supposed to have his preliminary hearing Friday for his DUI charge in Fort Myers, Fla. He received a continuance, postponing the hearing until May.
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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