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It sounds like David Ortiz has some mixed feelings about playing first base.
The slugger got his rare chance to man the corner bag Friday night as the Red Sox played the second of two games at the Phillies’ National League field. Before the game, Ortiz sounded reticent about getting some action, even with the prep work he had put in.
“I tell [Dustin] Pedroia that everything he can catch, go and get it,” he told The Boston Globe before the game.
After the Red Sox romped, though, winning 9-2 with the help of a seventh-inning home run by Ortiz, he was singing a different tune.
“Nobody hit the ball to me,” he said, according to the Globe. “I was out there saying to myself, ‘Come on [expletives], give me a shot. I want to make a play.’”
The Red Sox’ next interleague action is in August, at the San Francisco Giants. Ortiz may get another chance then.
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The Red Sox’ first trip of the year to a National League park means it’s time for David Ortiz to dust off the ol’ first baseman’s mitt.
But although Ortiz seldom plays the field, the slugger’s first-base skill set is more than up to par. Ortiz did not commit an error in seven games under NL rules last season, and he enters Thursday night’s game in Philadelphia with a...
David Ortiz has been one of the best hitters in baseball this year, and the Red Sox would like to have him in the lineup every day they can. That proves a little more difficult to do when playing in National League ballparks, but they have the usual designated hitter penciled in at first base for Thursday’s series finale in Philadelphia.
That could be a little interesting to see...
David Ortiz is back in the starting lineup for the Red Sox, but he won’t be playing his usual designated hitter role on Thursday night. Instead, Ortiz will be playing first base for the Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, as the Sox wrap up their two-game series at the Phillies’ National League home.
Ortiz doesn’t often play first base, but when he does, he has shown...
A report says Dustin Pedroia has been playing through a torn ligament. Read more about the injury and when it occurred.
Baseball people enjoy telling stories about Dustin Pedroia's bravado. And this one might rank near the top.
On Friday night, as the Red Sox took batting practice at Yankee Stadium, Pedroia noticed Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson standing behind the batting cage.
The Red Sox second baseman strode over to Jackson and proclaimed, "Barry Bonds, Dustin Pedroia and Reggie Jackson...
The Red Sox totaled eight hits Friday night against the Yankees, and Dustin Pedroia had nearly half of them.
The second baseman went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Boston’s 4-1 loss at Yankee Stadium, continuing a trend that has lasted throughout the month of May. In 30 games this month, Pedroia is hitting a team-leading .336 with 10 doubles, three homers and...
At 32-21, the Boston Red Sox have rebounded from an awful 2012 season far better than most expected. Key to their success has been long-time leader Dustin Pedroia, who has played every single game and sports an outstanding .332/.422/.444 line. You certainly wouldn't think Pedroia was playing hurt, but it has been revealed that he has been dealing with a serious ligament tear...
Rumor has it that there was a baseball season in 2012, and that the Red Sox played in it. Bobby Valentine may have showed up, and a minor league team could have played on Fenway Park’s hallowed grass in August.
You’ll need your best Nancy Drew skills and reporter’s notebook to get anyone to admit those facts around the Fens these days, though. The Red Sox are playing with all...
The Red Sox and Phillies continued their unique four-game series; the first two in Boston and the final two in Philly. The Sox made their first appearance in a National League park, thus shifting David Ortiz to the bench. It's always worth watching the Sox pitchers take some hacks at the plate too...especially Lackey
Besides the "solo-shot" night, both offenses were...
David Ortiz congratulates Jon Lester on his near-perfect outing May 10
Good starting pitching can make or break a game.
Extraordinary starting pitching shuts down the opposition before they have a chance to sniff the smoke trail on the fastball or realize they’ve been sucker-punched by the late bends and breaks of the back-door junk...
4:14 p.m.: David Ortiz and Mike Napoli will flip-flop on Thursday. Napoli, who started Wednesday’s game, will get the night off, while Ortiz will play first base and hit cleanup.
Mike Carp will get another start in left field with a right-hander on the hill, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be behind the dish for Franklin Morales’ first action of 2013.
The rest of Thursday’s...
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All these intentional walks to David Ortiz are becoming a good move — for Mike Napoli and the Boston Red Sox, that is.
Napoli hit a grand slam right after Ortiz got a...
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David Ortiz and Jonny Gomes homered and Jacoby Ellsbury set a club record with five stolen bases as the Boston Red Sox routed the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2 on Thursday night.
Ellsbury added three hits and Jarrod Saltalamacchia had two doubles and three RBIs for the Red Sox, who enter this weekend's series against their AL East rival New York Yankees having won 11 of 16 games...
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“I took a couple of days off from throwing and doing all the therapy and stuff we’ve been doing,” Buchholz said. “After playing a little bit of long toss and getting into the ‘pen, everything felt pretty...