Not that spring training games mean much, but the Sox fell to 3-7 with a loss to the Marlins this afternoon. The Marlins scored two runs in the fifth against Craig Hansen, then hit a solo home run and a two-run shot off reliever Mike James, taking the game 5-2 over the Sox. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth for the Red Sox scoring.
We’ll see if we can get some more information on Josh Beckett and his back spasms down in the clubhouse. We’re not sure if he’s going to speak to the media this afternoon.
Watch out for tomorrow morning’s Bartolo Colon outing. He’ll throw to live batters for the first time with the Sox. He’ll do it early so John Farrell can head across the state to Vero Beach for the game against the Dodgers.