Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 3/9/12
The Red Sox will take on the Pirates tonight at 7:05 with the game airing on MLB.tv. Clay Buchholz will take the mound for the Sox with rotation contender Vicente Padilla coming on in relief.Even though the Red Sox lost yesterday 9-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals - Josh Beckett was able to build off of his first succesfull spring start going three innings and only surrendering two hits while not giving up a run.Here's some notes from ESPN Boston on Beckett's performance:  Beckett called his breaking stuff “a work in progress.” As he did in his first outing, Sunday against the Minnesota Twins, Beckett threw a lot of changeups, but he mixed in more curveballs. He said his command on Thursday was “about the same” as last time.  He looked OK for working on the things he wanted to work on,” Valentine said.  One of Beckett’s misses, a fastball left over the middle of the plate, was laced for a double by Matt Holliday. It fell in the left-center gap, cut down by a steady breeze. “If the wind’s blowing
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