john-lackey-windupJohn Lackey looked strong in his final tune up of the spring on Thursday. Lackey stymied the Twins over 6.1 innings, allowing just 4 hits while striking out 6. The Red Sox offense was in full force as well as the team collected 11 hits, 7 of which went for extra bases. Boston went on to win by a final of 4-1 and tied the Championship Cup series at two games a side.

  • Chris Capuano has never been regarded as one of the leagues best pitchers, but to one Massachusetts town he’s always been the ace. Since signing with the Red Sox, the Springfield native has received a hero’s welcome from his hometown. (Capuano counting his blessings)
  • Despite Craig Breslow’s best efforts to get healthy before Opening Day, the left hander will start the season on the DL. Now, with just two days left before the season begins, the Red Sox have an open bullpen spot and a plethora of worthy candidates. (Craig Breslow to DL, bullpen spot open)
  • Former Red Sox top prospect Ryan Kalish officially made the Chicago Cubs Opening Day roster on Thursday. Current members of the Cubs brain trust, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, drafted Kalish back in 2006 while with the Red Sox. (Kalish makes Cubs opening day roster)
  • Tweet of the day: Old Hoss doesn’t care if you make a billion dollars, he’ll drill ya.