• There was a light moment during Farrell's pregame press conference on Thursday when David Ortiz busted through the door and mockingly criticized the official scorer. Ortiz was making fun of his impromptu visit to Terry Francona's media session two years ago in which he complained about a scorer taking an RBI away from him. This time, Ortiz made it clear he was kidding. "I'm just [messing] with y'all," Ortiz bellowed, as Farrell and the assembled media laughed.
• Farrell made a slight tweak to his pitching order for the weekend series against the Blue Jays, flip-flopping Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront. Buchholz will now pitch on Saturday, while Doubront will start the final home game of the regular season on Sunday. Jake Peavy is starting the first game in Colorado on Tuesday. Farrell hasn't decided who will pitch Wednesday's game against the Rockies.
• The Red sox revealed more plans for the statue unveiling for Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski prior to Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. The ceremony will take place at the entrance of Gate B at 11 a.m. ET. Yaz will have some familiar faces at the event with him, including Jim Rice and Dwight Evans. Red Sox PA announcer Dick Flavin will also be there, as will statue sculptor Toby Mendez. Other Red Sox alumni and club officials will be present.
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