Found February 28, 2013 on NESN.com:
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8 a.m. ET: John Lackey drew plenty of positives from his first start of the spring on Saturday. Now, he’ll look to take another step forward in his second spring start, which comes against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lackey will toe the rubber as the Sox travel to Bradenton for an afternoon affair with the Bucs. Following Saturday’s start, Lackey appeared very enthusiastic about his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery. Lackey focused mostly during that outing on getting the ball into the catcher’s mitt, featuring a heavy dose of fastballs that didn’t have much velocity, but Thursday could be an opportunity for the veteran right-hander to try some new things. Chris Hernandez, Chris Carpenter and Terry Doyle are also slated to take the mound against the Pirates as the Red Sox look to bounce back from a 5-3 loss to the Orioles in Sarasota on Wednesday night. Jame Taillon is expected to go for Pittsburgh. Thursday’s first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET. Be sure to kee...
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