Three takes from Thursday night: 1. E-Rod is sticking around. 2. More Pedroia hitting tips pay off. 3. Stop the Ortiz conspiracy theories.
Eduardo Rodriguez might not save the Red Sox' season, but he might just save this horrible spring.
3yThe Red Sox offense couldn't muster up any offense -- aside from a Kevin Youkilis solo home run -- against the Orioles pitching staff Tuesday night.
3yAlthough the Sox didn't win on Tuesday, don't look at Felix Doubront as the reason why. He did his part in six innings of work.
3yThe Red Sox couldn't get anything going offensively, and lose to the Baltimore Orioles, 4-1. Felix Doubront pitched great in the loss, and Kevin Youkilis hit a home run in his return.
3yAdrian Gonzalez is not too familiar with outfield, but the Sox are putting him out there as Kevin Youkilis returns to the lineup to play first base, with Will Middlebrooks in at third base.
3yScott Podsednik is no longer the young and agile player he once was, but even at age 36 still feels like he can help out the Sox in a time of need. He'll get his chance now.
3yKevin Youkilis is back on the field for the Red Sox, but will be playing at first base. That's fine by him, he says.
3yRed Sox outfielders are no strangers to the disabled list, and that now included Cody Ross foot and Ryan Sweeney concussion. But the news on their expected recoveries is good.