Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 3/12/12


Championship...lock it up.

Pedro Cerrano Ciriaco hit a walk-off, 2-run homer to beat the Florida Miami Marlins 5-3. I know you don't care, but there were a few good take-aways from this game.

Ciriaco has played in 31 regular season MLB games over the past 2 seasons with Pittsburgh and has never hit a homer in spring training or regular season until today. So that was the highlight of his career and may be the last time you hear of him this season.

Andrew Bailey looked not so great in his first spring training appearance with the Sox. Bailey gave up 3 hits and 1 run in his one inning of work. There is plenty of time to get better.

The bad news...

Ryan Sweeney left the game with a strained quad, leaving the Sox in a bind if this lingers until April. With Crawford out longer than anticipated, the Sox made need to get someone to cover right if Sweeney is out for an extended period of time.

I had to force myself to sit through the final 3 innings and root for players wearing #70 and above.

Only 24 days until opening day.

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