His battery didn't.
With threats of showers at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Francona left right-hander John Lackey and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia behind at City of Palms Park. So Lackey's final start of the spring came in somewhat of a simulated game at the Red Sox's complex, where weather held up just enough for Lackey to get his pitches in.
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Daniel Bard (13 pitches, 10 strikes) and Jonathan Papelbon (21 pitches, nine strikes) each hurled an inning. Kevin Youkilis and Carl Crawford got close to 10 at-bats apiece.
"We thought when we left there, it was going to be in the cage because it was pouring," Francona said. "So we probably got more out of it than we expected."
Tony Pena Jr. started against the Blue Jays in Lackey's place.