BOSTON - After his ejection in the seventh inning on Saturday night, Red Sox manager John Farrell offered his view of the events. Farrell said the basis of his heated argument with home plate umpire Ryan Blakney and crew chief Bill Miller was that Blakney had called time out before reliever Fernando Abad stepped off the mound. The score at the time was 4-1. "Time was called," Farrell said. "Time was clearly called before the balk was called. That was the dispute."
BOSTON - John Farrell got ejected for the first time this season and he made it count. In the seventh inning with a runner on third, home plate umpire Ryan Blakney called a balk on reliever Fernando Abad, bringing in a run. Farrell immediately ran out of the dugout, barking at Blakney before getting into it with crew chief Bill Miller. The two went back and forth for a couple minutes before Miller ejected Farrell. Follow MassLive.com Red Sox beat reporter @jcmccaffrey on Twitter.
BOSTON - Pedro Martinez Jr. might not be a Hall of Fame pitcher like his father, but he's showed his skills at the plate on Saturday at Fenway Park. The 16-year-old took batting practice with the Red Sox before their game against the Los Angeles Angels and sprayed the ball all over the field. Earlier in the afternoon, he took grounders at shortstop and at first was mistaken for Xander Bogaerts.
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