With his Opening Day start against the Tigers just over a week away, Jon Lester will look for a late tune up against the Philadelphia Phillies. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. EST, with ESPN carrying all the action.
It's been a bit of a tough spring for Jon Lester so far, as the Sox' lefty ace has frequently struggled with command to this point. While it's never advisable to draw much from spring training appearances, it would certainly be encouraging to see a few more strikeouts and a few less walks with Opening Day so close. The Phillies will counter with Joe Blanton.
Neither team will field a terribly impressive lineup, with the Phillies dealing with injuries and the Sox avoiding overworking their star players:
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