Found March 19, 2013 on NESN.com:
8 a.m. ET: It’s far too easy too look at results during spring training and, quite frankly, they hold little bearing on how a player will perform during the regular season. Most of the time, getting through the spring without anything noteworthy happening is a success. However, when you’re coming off the kind of season the Boston Red Sox (13-10 in Grapefruit League play) are, it’s difficult not too get excited when looking at the performances of guys like Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz — who threw five innings of one-hit ball on Monday. Ditto for Ryan Dempster (1-1, 2.13), who’s putting together a great spring, himself. For the record, Dempster has always been a strong pitcher during March, so perhaps his consistency is the most encouraging sign to take out of his four starts so far. For the Baltimore Orioles (13-6), they’ll send Brian Matusz (1-1, 2.70) to the mound. The 26-year-old came up to the big leagues as a starter, but in 2012 he was used by Baltimore as a swingman, and so f...
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