Red Sox Spring Training Delight – 3/10

Wade Davis (L), Daniel Bard (R)

After falling to the Pittsburgh Pirates last night, the Boston Red Sox continue their Grapefruit League campaign with a matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers, FL.

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. and will be broadcast in the Red Sox television market on NESN. The game will also be broadcast on the MLB Network. If you live in the Boston area, you can catch the game on your radio dial at WEEI 93.7 FM/850 AM.

Daniel Bard will make his second start of the spring as he transitions from being a reliever to the starting rotation. In his first outing of the spring, he went two innings allowing a walk and had two strikeouts.

Wade Davis will also be making his second start of the spring for Joe Maddon’s Rays. In his first outing, he also went two innings, allowing one hit while striking out one.

Click on the read more button below if you’re on the home page to see the lineups for tonight’s game plus links.

Tampa Bay Rays Boston Red Sox
1. Desmond Jennings LF 1. Nick Punto 2B
2. B.J. Upton CF 2. Jose Iglesias SS
3. Ben Zobrist 2B 3. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
4. Matthew Joyce RF 4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
5. Jeff Keppinger 3B 5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
6. Stephen Vogt DH 6. Kevin Youkilis 3B
7. Elliot Johnson 1B 7. Darnell McDonald LF
8. Reid Brignac SS 8. Juan Carlos Linares RF
9. Chris Gimenez C 9. Alex Hassan DH
Wade Davis SP Daniel Bard SP

Bard will be followed by RHP Alfredo Aceves, RHP Clayton Mortensen, RHP Matt Albers and RHP Junichi Tazawa.

Davis followed by RHP Burke Badenhop, RHP Josh Lueke, RHP Albert Suarez, and RHP Romulo Sanchez.

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Video: Borges makes case for why Jose Iglesias should be Red Sox shortstop [Clubhouse Insider]

Valentine likes what he sees in Lars Anderson [CSN New England]

Bowden receives high praise from Valentine [CSN New England]

McClure: Dice-K looks ‘good’ [CSN New England]

McClure: Hard to tell Dice-K was ever hurt [ESPN Boston]

Bobby V likes Maddon’s unpredictability [ESPN Boston]

Valentine praises Maddon, talks about his own style [Extra Bases]

A mending Daisuke Matsuzaka works to find his command [Full Count]

Red Sox notes: Cooking up another starting candidate? [Full Count]

Valentine looking forward to matchups with Maddon [Projo Sox Blog]

Matsuzaka looking good in recovery [Projo Sox Blog]

Cook to make debut Sunday [Projo Sox Blog]

Dice-K well on his way to a return to action []

Cook’s bid for rotation spot starts on Sunday []

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