Exhibition Game Rotation...The First Five
With each passing day we get that much closer to spring training baseball. Here's how the rotation for the first few games will play out. This from the wire services.......via the Saturday Hartford Courant.......and the entire article, including Matt Clement (remember him?) news, is available when you click on the title of the post. So, leading off and playing shortstop........
"The Red Sox announced the rotation for its first five exhibition games, with righthander Curt Schilling starting the opener Wednesday against the Twins at City of Palms Park.
Kason Gabbard will start against the Blue Jays Thursday in a split-squad game in Dunedin, while Josh Beckett goes against Northeastern in Fort Myers. Kyle Snyder will start against Toronto Friday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader at City of Palms, with Daisuke Matsuzaka pitching against Boston College at 6 p.m.
Tim Wakefield and Jonathan Papelbon will both face the Phillies in Fort Myers March 3.
All starters will work two innings, with a ceiling of 35 pitches."
Peter here once again. and it's nice to see the pitcher's names and the days of their appearances matched together. Makes it feel more structured, more, well, baseball-like! And I know we're all chomping at the bit for baseball to begin. But there are questions to be answered.....bullpen questions, Manny questions, questions that aren't even questions yet! So as long as there are no pre-season injuries, bring on the games, be they exhibition contests or regular season ones. And with them, warmer weather would be nice. It feels like 2 degrees F. out there this morning with the wind.
Everyone, have a great weekend....and I'll be back in a matter of minutes when I find what I'm looking for. We're ALL looking for something!