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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 propensity for succeeding there. Since 2005, Ortiz has 19 home runs in 169 at-bats while playing first — a home run rate that is tops in the majors during that time frame. Obviously, Big Papi can hit no matter where he’s penciled in on the lineup card.
Looking to contain the Red Sox offense for Philly will be Jonathan Pettibone. The rookie right-hander will be the sixth rookie to face the Sox this season, and none of them has had much success. The five rookies have combined for a 11.65 ERA against the potent Boston lineup and two have failed to pitch past the third inning.
Check out the lineups for Thursday...
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Every year there are Major League Baseball teams that sign a bunch of veteran players to minor league deals and stick them away in Triple-A since there is no room on their current 24-man roster. This year, the Boston Red Sox signed former Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers utility player Brandon Snyder to a minor league deal on April 2 and since then, have gotten quality production...
What better way to honor a fellow player on his birthday than to don wigs resembling his own hair style?
“Thank you, Taiwan, ” former MLB slugger Manny Ramirez said while celebrating with a group of fans and his teammates, reports Focus Taiwan News Channel.
The Rhinos are pulling out all the stops in a effort to retain Manny, who can decide on June 11th if he wants to stay...
The StealVery few Red Sox players can bridge the generations with their exploits—but Dave Roberts is one of them. He was at that magical moment in time when his singular achievement could make octogenarians and millennials weep together with joy. That stolen base is a touchstone that every Red Sox fan can own forever. The iconic images will never fade. The near pick-offs. The hand...
Jackie Bradley Jr. didn’t fare so well in his first taste of the big leagues. However, with the young outfielder’s meteoric rise through the Red Sox’ system, it was only a matter of time before he ended back up with the big club, and it appears that time is Wednesday.
According to Comcast Sports Net’s Maureen Mullen, Bradley will be recalled from Pawtucket on Wednesday, and...
Franklin Morales returned to the mound just in time for the Red Sox.
With Clay Buchholz still sidelined with a collarbone issue, Boston needed a spot starter, and it just so happened that Morales was finishing up his rehab assignment and ready to return to the big club for his season debut. The result Thursday was a 9-2 victory over the Phillies, and a win for Morales in his first...
The Red Sox made a number of offseason transactions, but acquiring Graham Godfrey didn’t exactly grab headlines. The pitcher is reportedly on the move again.
According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, the Red Sox have traded Godfrey to the Pirates in exchange for cash considerations.
Godfrey was acquired by the Sox from the Athletics back in December to complete an...
With the Astros moving to the American League this season Interleague Play is now throughout the season. The season began with the Angels visiting the Reds. I for one like the idea of Interleague Play throughout the season but understand it isn’t beneficial to all teams. The Red Sox are one of few teams to have just experienced interleague games for the first time during...
With the Yankees now nearing full strength and challenging the Red Sox for first place in the American League East, this weekend’s series in the Bronx has a lot more riding it than the first time these teams met on Opening Day.
But even though the rivalry seems to be heating back up, the Red Sox players are approaching Friday night’s tilt at Yankee Stadium as “just another...
John Lackey wasn’t at his best Wednesday night but he has pitched effectively for the Red Sox this season. Lackey, signed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract prior to the 2010 season, had a rocky start to his Boston tenure. After posting solid peripherals with poor run prevention marks in 2010, he posted a 6.41 ERA in 2011 before undergoing Tommy John surgery. He missed the...
Led by two home runs by an emerging Dom Brown, the Phils hits four solo home runs as they hang on to defeat the Red Sox, 4-3.
The Red Sox took the lead in the top of the first as, with a man on third, and with one man out, Dustin Pedroia hits a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury, who had started the game off with a triple, giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. The Phils...
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The Boston Red Sox (32-22) will try to earn a split in their four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies (26-27) tonight, as they have lost two out of the first three. The Sox tried to make a ninth-inning comeback Wednesday, but they fell one run short, as Jonathan Papelbon got his second save in as many nights. Tonight, Franklin Morales gets...
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Game 56: Yankees take it, 4-1
Well, it wasn't a game of many highlights, but singles and walks gave the Yankees a 4-1 victory. In a rematch from Opening Day, C.C. Sabathia beat Jon Lester by simply pitching better, and it was simple; Lester missed his spots and C.C. didn't. Sabathia went over seven innings and struck out ten. Hopefully...
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the designated-hitter rule. On April 6, 1973, Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees became the first designated hitter in Major League Baseball history when he faced Boston Red Sox right-hander pitcher Luis Tiant. EL Tiante walked "Boomer" and the debate over the DH has...
Apparently breaking records is bad for the nether regions. Jacoby Ellsbury missed Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Yankees due to stiffness in his left groin. He remains questionable for Saturday.
Manager John Farrell said, “[He] was stiff throughout the course of the game tonight. Questionable tomorrow. We’ll see how he comes in tomorrow.”