FORT MYERS, Fla. — One Red Sox official called signing Grady Sizemore "a lottery ticket" for the organization because of the long odds it would pay off.
So far, a few of the numbers have popped up.
Sizemore was 2 for 3 in today's game against the Braves. But most notably, he took second base on a wild pitch in the third inning, sliding in to beat the throw from catcher Gerald Laird.
Sizemore hustled to beat out an infield hit in the first inning then had a line-drive single in the third. The outfielder is one of the surprises of camp after missing two consecutive seasons with injuries.
“He did a number of things today we haven’t seen yet,” manager John Farrell said.
Sizemore isn’t seeking out particular situations. But he’s passing physical tests as they occur in games.
“I’m not thinking about anything out there. It’s not one of those things where I’m hesitant or worried about anything,” he said. “If I were thinking along those lines, I wouldn’t be ready to play.”
Sizemore will get two days off before playing again Monday. He is not expected to play back-to-back games until later next week.
“The only question that we have right now is answering the durability one,” Farrell said.
That is an important question, obviously. As the Red Sox assemble their roster, they will need to determine whether Sizemore can be a regular player or more effective as an extra outfielder. Other decisions will hinge off that.
SCORE: Red Sox 4, Braves 1.
BREAKDOWN: Felix Doubront pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits without a walk and striking out three. Five relievers allowed one run on two hits. Atlanta’s Jason Heyward homered off Junichi Tazawa in the sixth inning. The Sox broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the seventh. Jonathan Herrera had an RBI double and Ryan Lavarnway a two-run single.
THUMBS UP: Wil Middlebrooks and Xander Bogaerts had a rough day in the field on Wednesday against the Cardinals. But they were solid against the Braves. Middlebrooks charged a slow roller and made a strong running throw to get Ramiro Pena in the third inning. Bogaerts went deep in the hole to get a force at second base in the fourth inning.
THUMBS DOWN: Umpire Marvin Hudson had the nerve to call ball four when Koji Uehara was facing Gerald Laird in the fifth inning. “Can you believe it?” catcher David Ross said. In truth, the ball was outside because Uehara was working on a slider.
MEDICAL REPORT: Catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who hasn’t played since twisting his left ankle on Monday, is scheduled to start on Saturday night against the Orioles. Manager John Farrell said the injury was the result of a new pair of cleats and Pierzynski is now wearing something that fits better. … Righthander Matt Barnes, who was temporarily shut down with a tender shoulder, has started throwing again.
AROUND THE BASES: David Ortiz was 0 for 8 in spring training before doubling to the triangle in center field in the fourth inning. …The Red Sox will not make their first cuts until after Tuesday’s split-squad doubleheader, Farrell said. … Former Red Sox manager Joe Morgan attended the game. … Dustin Pedroia, Jonny Gomes, David Ross and Mike Napoli went to the Florida Gulf Coast University basketball game on Thursday night. The “Dunk City” Eagles beat Eastern Tennessee.
NEXT GAME: The Sox have a split-squad doubleheader against the Orioles on Saturday. Game 1 will be at 1:05 p.m. in Sarasota. Game 2 will be at 7:05 p.m. in Fort Myers. Henry Owens will start the first game and Brandon Workman the nightcap.
Live updates as the Red Sox host the Atlanta Braves. Game time is set for 1:05 p.m.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox manager John Farrell expects Shane Victorino to play in his first game early next week. He has been held out to work on strengthening core muscles that bothered him at times last season.
“He’s making solid progress,” Farrell said. “More range of motion in all his activities on the field and is responding very favorably at this point.”
• Jake Peavy will throw an extended bullpen session on Saturday, essentially a simulated game without batters. The righthander is recovering from a deep cut on his left index finger and cannot yet catch a ball.
“The wound is healing satisfactorily,” Farrell said. “Given all things considered he’s making good progress with it.”
Peavy is scheduled to pitch a game next week, either Wednesday or Thursday. If he stays on that schedule, Peavy should be able to make the Opening Day roster.
“If my math is right, that gives him four starts here. We’re not going to skip steps but we feel like there is ample time to ramp him up,” Farrell said.
• A.J. Pierzynski, who hasn’t played since twisting his left ankle on Monday, is scheduled to start on Saturday night against the Orioles. Farrell said the injury was the result of a few pair of cleats and Pierzynski is now wearing something that fits better.
• Righthander Matt Barnes, who was temporarily shut down with a tender shoulder, has initiated a throwing program.
• The Red Sox will not make their first cuts until after Tuesday’s split-squad doubleheader against the Orioles, Farrell said.
• Dustin Pedroia, Jonny Gomes, David Ross and Mike Napoli went to the Florida Gulf Coast University basketball game on Thursday night. The “Dunk City” Eagles beat Eastern Tennessee.
• Farrell offered no apologies for fielding a lineup of little-known players against the Marlins on Thursday. A report said Miami officials were “outraged,” but a team spokesman said Friday that no complaint was filed to Major League Baseball.
Major league rules require teams to have a lineup with at least four players who are regulars or have a reasonable chance to being regulars. The Red Sox used one player who fit that definition — Jackie Bradley Jr. — in Thursday’s 0-0 game in Jupiter.
Farrell said he was aware of the Marlins being upset but was comfortable with the lineup he used.
“You can’t speak to what goes on inside another team’s camp. There are reasons why that they bring a team that they do,” Farrell said.
Farrell said the starting infielders stayed behind to work with coach Brian Butterfield on positioning in shifts. The Red Sox also were missing several regulars with injuries.
“We had work and injuries we were contending with,” Farrell said. “I thought we played a pretty darned good game.”
• The Red Sox agreed to terms with 19 players on the 40-man roster with 0-3 year of service times. Such players have no negotiating leverage and generally accept contracts based on a team’s formula.
The Red Sox, like most teams, adjust salaries over the minimum of $500,000 based on service time in the majors and performance. As such, Felix Doubront ($586,000), Daniel Nava ($556,500) and Will Middlebrooks ($540,000) were the highest paid of the group according to WEEI.com.
Brandon Workman ($518,000), Xander Bogaerts ($517,000), Ryan Lavarnway ($510,000) and Rubby De La Rosa ($504,000) were on the next tier followed by Alex Wilson ($503,500), Drake Britton ($503,000), Brock Holt ($503,000), Jackie Bradley Jr. ($502,000), Allen Webster ($502,000) and Steven Wright ($502,000).
Bryce Brentz, Dan Butler, Garin Cecchini, Alex Hassan, Anthony Ranaudo and Christian Vazquez received $500,000.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jonny Gomes got an elaborate tattoo to commemorate the World Series. But he didn't stop there.
Gomes commissioned a painting from sports artist Vernon Wells Sr. It was delivered this morning and is very impressive. It's a reproduction of various scenes from throughout the season involving Jonny.
Wells, whose son Vernon was a long-time MLB outfielder, does terrific work. Check out vwellsart.com to see a selection of his paintings.
Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (1-5-1)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront followed by LHP Jose Mijares, RHP Francisco Cordero, RHP Koji Uehara, RHP Junichi Tazawa, RHP Edward Mujica.
B.J. Upton CF
J. Upton LF
La Stella 2B
Pitching: LHP Alex Wood.
Game time: 1:05 p.m.
Notes: The Red Sox return home after back-to-back days on the road in Jupiter. ... Doubront threw two scoreless innings in his spring training debut. ... Uehara and Tazawa will be making their second appearances. ... Two division champions from a year ago are 3-11-3 so far in spring training.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Baseball lost a true pioneer on Thursday with the death of Dr. Frank Jobe. It was Jobe who performed unlar collateral ligament reconstructive elbow surgery on Tommy John on September 25, 1974.
Now "Tommy John surgery" is commonplace in baseball and has saved the careers of hundreds of players. The list includes Red Sox starter John Lackey.
Jobe also served as a medical staff sergeant in the Army's 101st Airborne Division during World War II. He later became the long-time team physician of the Dodgers but helped players from all teams.
Jobe belongs in the Hall of Fame for his contributions to baseball.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Florida Marlins officials were "outraged" the Red Sox did not field a representative team for this afternoon's game in Jupiter.
The Sun Sentinel newspaper also reported the Marlins planned to contact Major League Baseball about the situation.
MLB requires teams to field spring training lineups with "a minimum of four players who were regulars on the previous year’s major league team or who were platooned on the previous year’s major league team on a regular basis, or who have a reasonable chance to be regulars on the major league club’s squad during the upcoming season."
Each of those regulars, excluding pitchers, must play a minimum of three complete innings.
The Red Sox lineup included only one player — center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. — who fits that description.
The Marlins raised ticket prices for the game, labeling the Red Sox a "super premium" attraction.
Live updates as the Red Sox take on the Miami Marlins on Thursday, March 6.
We're going to be anticipating severe weather here over the next few hours so we have no idea how much of this game will take place. There's a window from noon-4 p.m. where severe storms could bury the region.
John Farrell indicated that both David Ross and AJ Pierzysnki have come along nicely from their foot and ankle injuries and are scheduled to play Friday and Saturday.
Jake Peavy, who threw a bullpen, will continue with his throwing program and Farrell hopes that in the next few days the bandage on his left index finger will be reduced to the point where he can wear a glove and begin taking the pounding on the healing laceration where he cut himself with a fishing knife.
Back in Fort Myers, Brian Butterfield put the infielders through workouts, especially Will Middlebrooks, who had a tough day in the field on Wednesday in Jupiter vs. the Cardinals.
Farrell met with Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and wished him well. There had been some hard feelings during the World Series when Salty was benched in favor of Ross, but both have moved on and appear to be getting along fine.
Farrell is impressed with Bryce Brentz' camp thus far. Brentz has hit two homers and made a tremendous throw from right field Wednesday to nail a runner going from second to third.
This is a big draw for Marlins, so they'll try to get the game in. Bill Parcells, who lives here, just showed up.
Giancarlo Stanton is in the Marlins' lineup. There will always be rumors associated with Stanton and Boston. Stanton acknowledged he's heard them and said he respects the Red Sox for the great team concept.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox righthander John Lackey pitched for the first time in spring training this morning, going three innings in a minor league intrasquad game.
Lackey was perfect, retiring all nine hitters he faced and striking out six of them. He threw 36 pitches, all fastballs and a few changeups.
It certainly beat the alternative, which would have been a long bus ride across the state for the game against the Marlins.
"I just didn't want to go to Jupiter today to be honest with you," Lackey said. "It's a lot shorter trip here."
Lackey is scheduled to start on Tuesday against Miami at JetBlue Park.
"I felt good. Pretty much threw a lot of fastballs, trying to get that location to start off with," Lackey said. "Good place to start."
Lackey was coming of Tommy John elbow surgery when he reported to camp last season. Now he's pitching with much more peace of mind.
"Definitely just a lot different," he said. "Last year you kind of wondered how you were going to feel with the elbow more than trying to locate pitches. I was just trying to see how my elbow was going to feel more than anything."
Lackey had a strong season in 2013, going 10-13 with a 3.52 ERA over 29 starts and 189.1 innings. He was 3-1 with a 2.77 ERA in the postseason. He pitched a key inning of relief in Game 4 of the World Series then beat the Cardinals in Game 6, allowing one run over 6.2 innings.
A few other notes from the Fort:
• Lefty Andrew Miller faced two batters in the intrasquad game and retired them both.
• David Ross (left foot) said he is ready to start on Friday.
• Will Middlebrooks, who had a rough day in the field on Wednesday, was out early working with infield coach Brian Butterfield. It's noteworthy that Butterfield stayed behind to work with Middlebrooks and Xander Bogaerts.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Here is the pitching schedule for the next five days:
Friday vs. Atlanta: Felix Doubront, Jose Mijares, Francisco Cordero, Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa, Edward Mujica.
Saturday at Baltimore: Henry Owens, Noe Ramirez, Tommy Layne, Alex Wilson, Dalier Hinojosa,
Saturday vs. Baltimore: Brandon Workman, Jose Mijares, Andrew Miller, Brayan Villarreal, Miguel Celestino.
Sunday at Pittsburgh: Clay Buchholz, Rubby De La Rosa, Francisco Cordero.
Monday vs. Tampa Bay: Jon Lester, Chris Capuano, Anthony Ranaudo, Jose Mijares.
Tuesday at Baltimore: Allen Webster, Dalier Hinojosa, Alex Wilson, Brayan Villarreal.
Tuesday vs. Miami: John Lackey, Drake Britton, Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara, Edward Mujica, Andrew Miller, Burke Badenhop.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Lefthanded reliever Rich Hill arrived at Red Sox camp this morning to heartfelt hugs and words of support from teammates. His infant son, Brooks, passed away on Feb. 24.
"We had a son on Dec. 26 and he was born with multiple issues that we confronted and had to deal with as we were moving through the last couple of months at Mass General," Hill said. "Unfortunately, he succumbed. He's passed. He taught us a lot of things. Unfortunately things didn't work out."
The Hill family — Rich, Caitlin and 2-year-old Brice — landed in Florida on Wednesday night.
"My wife has been extremely strong," Hill said. "We're going to enjoy our time here and obviously make the most of the opportunity that's here to play baseball," said Hill, who turns 34 next week. "Excited to be here, to be playing baseball again and get back into the normalcy of my profession and to be around a great group of guys and to just take that next step.
"One-day-at-a-time approach, that's where we're at, to really enjoy every day."
Hill was with the Red Sox from 2010-12 and pitched well when healthy, posting a 1.14 ERA over 40 games and averaging 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Hill appeared in 63 games for Cleveland last season despite a 6.28 ERA.
Hill, a native of Milton, thanked the Red Sox for their support. One of the main reasons he signed a minor league contract with the organization was to remain close to his family.
"There was a strong correlation," he said. "Fortunately, had the opportunity to come back. The Red Sox have been tremendous through this whole part of our life. ... They were absolutely fabulous. It was 100 percent support all the way."
Hill said his family has had "tremendous support" from family and friends.
"Extended family, at Mass General. Everybody there has been tremendous. The doctors, the nurses and everybody who cared for our son," Hill said.
Hill is hopeful of finding a spot on the Red Sox roster.
"We'll see. I feel that the opportunity is here," he said. "The opportunity is here for myself to make the most of it and go out there and do everything that I can on a daily basis to perform."
The Red Sox have lefthanded relievers Craig Breslow and Andrew Miller on the 40-man roster along with starting pitcher prospect Drake Britton, who pitched in relief in the majors last season. Lefthanded reliever Jose Mijares is in camp on a minor league contract.
Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (1-5)
Pitching: RHP Allen Webster followed by LHP Drake Britton, RHP Alex Wilson and minor league call-ups.
Pitching: RHP Nathan Eovaldi followed by LHP Brad Hand, RHP Chaz Roe, LHP Mike Dunn, RHP Chris Hatcher, LHP Dan Jennings and LHP James Leverton.
Game time: 1:05 p.m.
Notes: Webster did not pitch well in his first spring game, giving up three runs on four hits in 1.2 innings against the Twins. Britton was sharp in that game, throwing two scoreless innings and striking out four. ... Thunderstorms are expected in the area around Roger Dean Stadium around game time. ... Saltalamacchia, a member of the Red Sox from 2010-13, signed a three-year deal with the Marlins in the offseason.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox are 1-5 and have been outscored 43-24 so far in spring training. It's pretty ugly and several folks wrote emails asking if there was reason to be concerned.
It's a legitimate question and even John Farrell mentioned on Wednesday that the team needs to clean up its mistakes.
But there probably aren't more than a handful of players in the clubhouse who have the remotest idea what the team's record is. At this point, it's not a concern.
This stage of spring training is glorified practice for the players who will make up the 25-man roster. They play one game every few days and then only for three or four innings.
Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Jake Peavy, Felix Doubront, Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa, and Craig Breslow have thrown a grand total of five innings in games so far.
David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, and Mike Napoli have 22 at-bats. Until the Red Sox make some cuts and get their actual team on the field what transpires on the field doesn't hold much meaning beyond being able to evaluate individual players.
The Red Sox were 2-4 after six games in spring training last year and it turned out pretty well.
Nick Cafardo is with the team in Jupiter today for the game against the Marlins. Here at Fenway South, John Lackey will throw a simulated game.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — It was 9:30 a.m. when Jon Lester walked out to the mound on Field 1 behind JetBlue Park for his first appearance of spring training.
Only a dozen or so fans were behind the backstop. Teammates Drake Britton, Clay Buchholz, and John Lackey were on hand along with Carl Yastrzemski and Dwight Evans. General manager Ben Cherington was another interested spectator.
Lester threw 38 pitches over what amounted to three innings. He faced 13 minor-league hitters and allowed three runs (none earned) on five hits. There was one strikeout and one hit batter.
Lester faced Justin Henry, Carlos Rivero, Manuel Margot, Jesus Loya, and Kendrick Perkins.
Lester was held back a turn in spring training after making five starts and throwing 34.2 innings in the postseason. The simulated game was a way to ease the lefthander into action.
Lester understands why the team is being cautious. But he felt ready to go from the start of camp.
"I don't like to be put in a bubble like that," siad Lester. "Kind of restricted before anything starts, especially if there's no physical problems. Might as well go ahead and get after it and get ready for the season.
"Felt fine. Physically today is just getting through the first one. Get some innings and get ready for some real game action."
Lester threw his fastball, cutter, and curveball and mixed in two changeups.
"I ended up throwing everything," he said.
Pitching coach Juan Nieves said Lester would start against Tampa Bay on Monday.
"I thought he looked great," Nieves said. "The ball came out really well. The spin on the breaking ball was very sharp. Bottom line is, as long as they walk off the mound feeling healthy and not grabbing anything, they're fine."
Lester said that to his knowledge there is no progress in negotiations on a contract extension with the Red Sox. His agents, Seth and Sam Levinson, spoke to team officials earlier in spring training.
John Lackey will throw a two-inning simulated game Thursday.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox righthander Jake Peavy squeezed his injured left index finger into a glove this morning and threw 40 pitches in the bullpen.
But Peavy was not allowed to actually use his glove. Because of the heavy bandage on Peavy's finger, bullpen catcher Mani Martinez served as his valet and caught the ball for him.
Peavy accidentally cut his finger with a fishing knife Saturday, opening a wound that required minor surgery. Peavy said the blade actually hit the bone in his finger and sent blood spurting several feet. He will not lose any function in the finger but perhaps some feel because of nerve damage.
The more immediate problem is how to play catch. The finger still hurts and Peavy is not yet ready for the impact of the ball.
"I felt all right," he said. "Obviously it was a little difficult getting my hand in there. But once I got it in I felt fine. Catching the ball back, that's going to be the biggest thing.
"It was good to get the uniform on and get some work in. You don't want to take a step back."
Peavy missed his start Monday. The long bullpen session somewhat made up for that. Now the Red Sox have to figure out what comes next. Some sort of simulated game is likely.
"We just need to figure it out," Peavy said. "I really don't know what our timetable is."
The other issue is the possibility of infection. Peavy gets the dressing changed frequently and is taking antibiotics. If infection does set in, doctors have told him he would need intravenous treatment.
"The biggest thing holding me back is them worrying about any kind of sweat getting in it," Peavy said.
Peavy threw all 40 pitches from the stretch as he worked on his mechanics. He does not think he will have to start the season on the disabled list.
"I don't see that being a problem," he said. "I certainly don't foresee it going that long to where it affects [the schedule.] You can get some work in a controlled environment to get your arm speed up.
"If it came down to it, we could simulate a game environment and throw one or two less actual games and still be ready."
JUPITER, FIa. – Jarrod Saltalamacchia said he was disappointed the Red Sox made the lowest offer among the six teams who bid for his services as a free agent and the team never moved off a two-year offer that wasn't completely guaranteed.
The Red Sox, who are here playing the Cardinals today and Salty's Marlins on the other side of the facility Thursday, signed veteran A.J. Pierzynski to a one-year deal instead, with an eye toward using their young catchers, Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez, down the road.
Salty never revealed the Red Sox offer, but he said it was nowhere near the three-year, $21 million deal he made with the his hometown Marlins.
"We had a few options. No one was as low as the Red Sox. Out of six or seven, they were the lowest. I didn't understand that. It is what it is. I was disappointed. They (Red Sox) offered a two-year deal, but not cut and dry. There were other things involved. Not a straight two-year deal. I was disappointed. I definitely wanted to stay. I enjoyed every minute that I was there. Guys go their whole career wanting to play there and never get a chance, let alone win a World Series when you're there," Saltalamacchia said.
"I couldn't make them make a choice. It wasn't like this is what it's going to take and this is what it is. They just weren't interested because they had some young guys coming up and I understood that because I was in that position when I was coming up. This was ultimately a good choice for me," he said.
Saltalamacchia, 28, who made great strides both offensively and defensively last season, had said late in the season that he wanted to spend the rest of his career with the Red Sox, but the team never engaged in talks with him.
"I wasn't asking for the moon. Based on what I got here. But they weren't willing to go anywhere near that. I was shocked. The more I thought about it, I realized, based on how they felt, that they didn't offer me anything during the year. I don't think that was ever a goal for them. Wanting to go with their young guys seemed to be the major reason. That's the only thing that made sense to me because I wasn't asking for a lot. I wasn't asking for $15, $13 or $12 million. I was just asking for what was fair. I'm 28, I still think of myself as a young catcher," Saltalamacchia said.
Saltalamacchia said Red Sox general manager Ben (Cherington) expressed interest in bringing him back.
"He was hoping I would stay and I told him I was hoping I would stay. We just couldn't come together for anything more than two years and even within the two years there were a number of options and what-ifs attached," he said. "I think I deserved to have at least something guaranteed."
Saltalamacchia was benched in the World Series.
"You want to play," he said. "You work so hard during the course of the year to get to that point and I felt I was a big part of that. You get there and by the end of the day we won. I'd be more upset if I didn't play and we lost it. That's the ultimate goal.
"Rossy (David Ross) was in there Game 1 and we won. I was in there Game 2 and we lost. I don't know if it was because of me we lost, but Rossy did a good job. If I'm a manager and I see that you have a guy who's winning and doing a good job, I have no hard feeling toward it. We won, I got a ring," Saltalamacchia said.
He also spoke about his relationship with manager John Farrell.
"We didn't talk much. It was tough. We had meetings about it. I told him my feelings, he told me his. At the Winter Meetings he came up to me shook my hand and congratulated me. Same here," he said.
With the Marlins he could bat anywhere from cleanup to sixth. If healthy, he expects to catch 120 games. He's expected to be a leader of a young pitching staff, try to build and nourish it after overseeing the World Series champion pitching staff.
He has one of the best young pitchers in the game in rookie of the year Jose Fernandez.
"It's a good group of guys, good coaching staff, relaxed," Saltalamacchia said. "It's different, of course. I feel I can be a leader, but I'm not coming in here trying to change or do anything drastic. You've got guys here like (Giancarlo) Stanton who have been here so I'm trying to follow their lead a little bit and see how things go around here. If they seek my advice, I can give that based on my experience with a winning team. That's what we're trying to build here."
But he will never forget Boston, where he played a huge role in the charitable efforts in Boston Strong.
"It's tough for many reasons. So many friends I made, so many charitable contributions that I was a part of. What that city went through and the people in it and the casualties, it makes it tougher to leave that behind. That's why coming back to my home town helps that a little bit. At least I'm home now," he said.
Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (1-4)
Bradley Jr CF
Pitching: LHP Chris Capuano followed by RHP Anthony Ranaudo, RHP Dalier Hinojosa, RHP Burke Badenhop, LHP Tommy Layne, RHP Miguel Celestino, RHP Noe Ramirez.
Pitching: RHP Shelby Miller.
Game time: 1:05 p.m.
Notes: It's a World Series rematch! OK, not so much. But Capuano will be making his spring debut and will be followed by Ranaudo, who pitched two stellar innings in his first game. That should please the many Red Sox fans who will be at Roger Dean Stadium. ... The Sox will play the Marlins in Jupiter at the same stadium on Thursday. ... Today's game will feature use of the new replay rules.