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The Red Sox dropped their second meeting of the spring against the New York Yankees on Thursday night. Clay Buchholz threw 5 innings and was touched up for 3 runs on 5 hits. Newcomer Chris Capuano impressed in relief of Buchholz, throwing 3 no hit inning. Grady Sizemore also managed to collect a single in one of his three at bats.

  • David Ortiz has had a quiet spring training, a very quiet spring training. Currently the 38 year old has only collected 2 hits in 32 at bats, while striking out 10 times. But the veteran DH isn’t about to let early struggles concern him. (Red Sox notebook: David Ortiz not worried)
  • Every one has room for improvement- even a manager as respected as John Farrell. In his first year at the helm Farrell proved that he was the right man for the job, but also exposed some flaws. This season, there are steps he can take to fixing these flaws. (Three keys for John Farrell in 2014)
  • Baseball is always evolving in some capacity. This offseason the evolution of baseball became blatantly obvious with new home plate collision rules and the institution of instant replay. Subsequently, teams are forced to embrace and understand these new additions to the game. (As rules change, Red Sox make adjustments)
  • Tweet of the day: Big papi ain’t worried, so you shouldn’t be either.