Dice-K under the lights
Dice-K threw all of 12 pitches in his debut this spring, mowing through the Twins over two innings. He’s working on a two-seam fastball, though he only threw one of them tonight. Once Dice’K's abbreviated outing was over, he threw 52 pitches in the bullpen.
Other things of note tonight: Youkilis and Varitek smoked back-to-back homers.
Mike Timlin, the old warhorse, made his spring debut, throwing a shutout inning. Okajima came out and threw a shutout inning also. Julian Tavarez, whose role has yet to be specified, went two innings and gave up a homer.
Other than that, what can we say? It was a Spring Training game.
Random thought: I think Bryan Corey has a very good shot to make the team as the 12th pitcher on the staff. He has a very good changeup and for a righty, he does a nice job getting lefties out. Francona and pitching coach John Farrell both love his attitude and I think they both considered him the toughest cut of last Spring Training.
That’s all for tonight.