Greetings from Fenway Park, where it’s a beautiful day and the Red Sox are going through a spring training-type workout in preparation for Game 1 of the Division Series on Friday.
A few notes:
• John Farrell declined to name his rotation but did say that Clay Buchholz and Jake Peavy will be pitching in the intrasquad game on Wednesday. So it’s pretty obvious that Jon Lester and John Lackey will pitch the first two games.
• No clarity on the roster yet. But INF Brock Holt and RHPs Allen Webster, Brayan Villarreal and Steven Wright were sent home. The other players not on the roster will either hang around the team or head to Fort Myers to stay fresh just in case.
• The intrasquad game will have an umpire and will be played like a regular game, although probably not nine innings.
• Farrell said he texted congratulations to Terry Francona for getting into the playoffs. They have not spoken yet, however.