Sunday, March 31, 2002
And the Three-Injured Rose Again in Fulfillment of the Scriptures
We look for the resurrection of the three and the life of the World Series to come. Amen.
Offerman delivers with the bat. Sanchez is brilliant with the glove. Clark, Jose, Shea, Sherrod go long. Lowe is strong again.
Sox kick Astros 13-3.
Saturday, March 30, 2002
Hitting Problem in Houston
Hermanson ineffective as Sox go down quietly. The wizard of Oswalt keeps Sox bats at bay. AL rules for last game today.
Friday, March 29, 2002
Not-So-Good Friday: Rickey Contract Getting Sticky
Will the old man see Fenway on Monday?
No Houston Problems for Jimy, Grady Visits Old Boss for Two.
Blow Away Day
Everett goes deep, blows kisses to booing fans rounding third on home run. Another Texas Mess, Sox blown away. Trot stays hot with long ball. Offerman to start Opener at DH, batting second.
Thursday, March 28, 2002
The Big Hurt
Martinez isn't right. Penciled in for Opener but nothing is set in stone as shoulder still bothers Ace.
LATE INNING RALLY UPENDS REDS
Martinez looks good on paper. Been-caught-stealin'-Boston rallies in 7th sparked by Nixon long ball.
Pedro Works Out of Jams and Shuts Out Reds over 4 innings
Martinez throws 56 pitches, 39 for strikes but is he still hurting?
Wednesday, March 27, 2002
The Yummy Returns?
TrOY VEY! Devil Rays Passover O'Leary Seeks Exodus to Fenway.
Musical Chairs Turns Tables on Trot
Nixon drops from 2nd to 6th in order. Offerman, Oliver Out. Sanchez, Castillo In. Daubach up in the Air.
SOX WIN TEXAS GUNFIGHT
Rocker Gets Rocked. Boston bats come alive with 17 hits, Baerga goes deep. Banks named to team.
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
The Banged & Bruised are Back
Here we go again, Burkett goes on Disabled List as shoulder stiffness sidelines 37-year old starter. Coleman officially on, Varitek DH for today.
Monday, March 25, 2002
Reds Embarrass Red Sox. Casey with the bat batters Lowe, Fossum.
Prime Time Disabled. Off Back On.
Coleman is odd man out for now as Sox will opt for an Offerman/Daubach 5th outfielder split-share allowing Jose, Baerga, and Merloni to stick.
Shouldering the load: Pedro has shoulder discomfort; now Burkett is stiff (Please don't make us feature the Banged & Bruised and MISH-M*A*S*H site sections, they're supposed to be on the shelf for 2002).
Hermanson has strongest outing of spring in win over Tony Armas, Jr. Manny goes deep, Nixon, Offerman RBI. Pena to Pawtucket after game.
Sunday, March 24, 2002
Pedro's pitch count to drop as Sox get ready for Ace's slow start.
And Opening Day is one week away.
Twins Two-Hit Slug-less Sox
Oliver outstanding again with 5 innings of shutout ball but Boston bats take another power nap. Buford, Henry cut. Final moves expected tomorrow.
Saturday, March 23, 2002
Jose Goes Off
Second baseman snaps as reporters question him on trade rumors.
Phils Sink Sox
Frankly, Castillo was awesome, but so was Pena.
Fight for fifth comes down to the wire.
Friday, March 22, 2002
Cards Club Ace
Pedro brings heat but gets hit hard. Sox out slug St. Louis.
Damon, Sanchez lead Boston over St. Louis
Johnny lays down key bunt and steps up with big home run.
Thursday, March 21, 2002
Prime Time is Fine but Lowe Steals the Show
Coleman locks up 5th outfield spot with late smash, but Derek delivers the goods again.
Derek, Coleman lead Sox past Rays
Willie Make the Team? Don't Bank on it.
Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Who's on the roster and in the rotation?
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Grady says Nomar, Jason, and Pedro
will start in Opener.
Sox spank O's. Hermanson back on track. Juan Diaz homers, Henderson too. Rey Sanchez gets 4 hits as second battle goes on.
Monday, March 18, 2002
Lots of Decisions.
Starting with Pedro. Ending with fifth starter.
Sox beat Phillies on Varitek and Merloni home runs. Oliver, Kim pitch well.
Sunday, March 17, 2002
Pedro Gets Crushed. Yankees Beat Sox 8-7.
Pedro says "it was a flat game, it will be different the next time out, health wise I'm fine. I just have to work on my mechanics. It will be fine. People in Boston: DON'T PANIC"
Walking batters, Rivera, Ventura home runs, Spencer crushes fastball off scoreboard. Juan Pena so-so.
Rickey and El Duque nearly come to blows.
Split Squad slip past Texas.
Saturday, March 16, 2002
Damon, Ramirez, Nixon jump on Florida early. Big-Time Baerga bags two hotshots.
Friday, March 15, 2002
Wake Gets Lit Up, and Sox come up a Little bit short.
False Hope for Truel as
No-Kerrigan-Clone Takes Over as Pitching Coach.