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Red Sox Wrap: Boston Can’t Escape Early Hole In Painful 5-1 Loss To Rays

BOSTON — It was a bad night at the ballpark for the Red Sox. Not only did the Red Sox suffer a 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, extending Boston’s losing streak to four games. But they also watched as their talented left fielder, Hanley Ramirez, walked off the field in pain in the first inning after slamming into the wall along the left field line at Fenway Park. The Red Sox,...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Starts In Right Field As Red Sox Open Three-Game Series With Rays

The Boston Red Sox are hoping to have a little more success against Jake Odorizzi this time around. The Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays open a three-game series Monday night at Fenway Park where the Sox are looking to snap a three-game losing streak. To do so, they’ll likely have to figure out how to break through against Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi. The 25-year-old is off to a...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Influence Again Displayed In Red Sox Acquiring Luis Jimenez

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Brock Holt is becoming more ingrained in the Red Sox’s decision-making. And the Holt effect stretches across multiple levels of the organization. While the Red Sox aren’t necessarily building around Holt, they are taking into consideration the super utility player’s versatility and success in their roster...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2013 is over, it's time to acknowledge Red Sox issues

Early exits by Sox starters are the primary culprits for a lackluster start GREG FIUME/GETTY IMAGESDan Shaughnessy is right. The 2013 Red Sox championship was “incredibly lucky and somewhat inadvertent.” It was a confluence of great seasons from the entire roster (lucky) in what appeared to be a bridge year (inadvertent). Not an outrageous statement there.Shaughnessy’s description...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

April recap: runs, runs, and more runs

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer One month down and hopefully six left to go. All in all, the Boston Red Sox are off to a decent start at 12-10. They are tied for second place in the division with Tampa Bay and sit just one game back of the first place New York Yankees (that feels wrong to say). Before we start May, let's recap the Sox 22 games into the year.The Positive1...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley & Holt Are Player O' Month Co-Winners

The Co-WinnersFor a long time, it looked like Brock Holt was the slam-dunk winner of FenwayNation's April Player Of The Month. Then, Hanley Ramirez (and his helmet) caught fire. So, in the closest race in a while, we have named both players as co-winners of this month's honors. Ramirez is tied for the major league lead with 10 HRs, has an OPS of .999 in April, hit .293 and drove...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Is Back In Red Sox Lineup Tonight

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup: Mookie Betts CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Hanley Ramirez LF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Mike Napoli 1B, Brock Holt RF, Xander Bogaerts SS, Ryan Hanigan C. Rick Porcello will start for Boston.
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley, Jr: The Forgotten Outfield Gem

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Remember the glut in the outfield everyone obsessed over? You know, "Where the heck are you going spread out playing time among: Hanley Ramirez, Mookie Betts, Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava, Allen Craig and Brock Holt?" Hardly anyone added in the name of last year's 'can't miss' phenom: Jackie Bradley, Jr. Quietly, the defensive whiz is starting to...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox, Red Sox nation want more Brock Holts

Brock Holt doing Brock Holt things with a three-run home run on Saturday night. Photo credit: AP/Gail Burton[Update: Brock Holt went 0-4 with two strikeouts in Monday’s game and none of the below changes.]The Red Sox want more Brock Holts. Oh what a thought, ‘more Brock Holts.’ It sounds so wonderful. It also sounds so sensible.The obvious comparison is Ben Zobrist, and that’s...
Via RedSoxLife
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nava At 1B, Holt In RF As Sox Host Blue Jays

The Red Sox are 'sitting down' Mike Napoli and Allen Craig tonight as they open a three-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays. Here is the Boston lineup: Mookie Betts CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Hanley Ramirez LF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Daniel Nava 1B, Brock Holt RF, Xander Bogaerts SS, Ryan Hanigan C. Joe Kelly will take to the hill for The Carmine Hose.
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Brock Holt, Jose Altuve Get Starting Spots In Tom Caron’s Lineup

It’s time for some more Sunday afternoon fantasy baseball. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows best for a shot at winning the ultimate Green Monster...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Papi Sits, Hanley DHs, Holt Plays LF Today

A few changes today as the Red Sox try to overcome yet another crushing one-run loss. But, if John Farrell was trying to improve OF defense with this group—why is Craig in right? Here's the lineup: Mookie Betts CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hanley Ramirez DH, Mike Napoli 1B, Brock Holt LF, Allen Craig RF, Xander Bogaerts SS, Sandy Leon C. Wade Miley will start on the...
Via FenwayNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Returns To Red Sox Lineup; David Ortiz Sits In Orioles Series Finale

The Boston Red Sox dropped a tough game Saturday, as the Baltimore Orioles walked off with a 5-4 win in the 10th inning at Camden Yards. But they still have a chance to take the series with a win Sunday. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will sit for the series finale, while Hanley Ramirez will slide into the designated hitter spot and bat cleanup. Third baseman...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Knows His Role, Even When Not Regularly In Lineup (Video)

Brock Holt has the highest batting average of any Red Sox position player this season. His .424 average is more than 100 points better than the next closest teammate, though it has come in limited playing time. That limited playing time was the topic of conversation before Saturday’s game, as NESN’s Adam Pellerin and Hall of Famer Jim Rice discussed Holt’s contributions to...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Sits, Allen Craig Starts For Injured Shane Victorino Vs. O’s

Brock Holt has arguably been the best player on the Red Sox roster this season. In 10 games, Holt is batting a scorching .424 and hit his first home run of the season Friday night’s 7-5 Red Sox win. Despite the hot start, will not be in Boston’s starting lineup Saturday vs the Baltimore Orioles. John Farrell doesn’t like having to keep Holt out of the lineup, but sees it as...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Considering The Case Of One Brock Wyatt Holt

by Mark Lawrence, International EditorSome years back, I opined that John Farrell was pretty much the best and only choice for Red Sox manager and his performance in that role has – to this point – been exemplary.  But, as the 2015 campaign gets off to a pretty good start, I’m sitting down here wondering why that young Matt Damon lookalike and team phenom Brock Holt is not...
Via FenwayNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Pushes Red Sox to 7-5 Victory over the Orioles

Boston Red Sox’s Brock Holt, right, celebrates his three run home run with Allen Craig, center, and Pablo Sandoval in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. The Red Sox won 7-5. (ESPN/Gail Burton) The unlikely hero for the Red Sox in 2014 seems to be the same in 2015. Brock Holt. After emerging on the scene last...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Star Saves The Day; Red Sox Beat O's, 7-5

(AP Photo)Brock Holt has played in just 10 of Boston's 17 games. And yet, he is the odds-on favorite to win FenwayNation's April Player Of The Month. "BrockStar" is hitting .424 on the month—with a HR and eight RBIs. Tonight, he clouted an eye-high fastball over the wall in RF for a three-run HR—putting Boston up 7-4 at the time. Moreover, after switching from SS to LF in the...
Via FenwayNation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Holt's 8th-inning HR lifts Red Sox past skidding Orioles 7-5

BALTIMORE (AP) Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Darren O'Day in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore 7-5 Friday night to extend the Orioles' losing streak to five games. David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez also connected for the Red Sox, who have won three of five this season against the defending AL East champions. Jimmy Paredes and Chris Davis homered...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: 3 Home Runs Power Red Sox Past Baltimore Orioles, 7-5

With the Boston Red Sox (10-7) and Baltimore Orioles (7-10) tied at 4 apiece in the top of the 8th inning on Friday night, Brock Holt blasted a high Darren O'Day fastball over the wall in right to give Boston a 7-4 lead in what would end as a 7-5…
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Finding Spot In Lineup For Brock Holt Because Of His ‘Presence’

Brock Holt will get another chance to flash some leather at shortstop Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles. The utility man has done it all for the Boston Red Sox, manning seemingly every position on the diamond at one point or another, and producing stellar results in the process. Holt shined at shortstop while filling in for Xander Bogaerts on Tuesday night, and manager John...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Again Out Of Red Sox Lineup

The Red Sox look to rebound from two brutal losses in the Land Of Pulpy Orange Juice with a three-game set in Charm City's Orioles Park at Camden Yards. Tonight's Sox lineup is: Mookie Betts CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Hanley Ramirez LF, Mike Napoli 1B, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Daniel Nava RF, Brock Holt SS, and Ryan Hanigan C. Rick Porcello takes to the mound for The Carmine Hose.
Via FenwayNation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Sits; Brock Holt Starts As Red Sox Open Series With Orioles

Xander Bogaerts had a nice game Thursday night, as the Boston Red Sox shortstop collected a hit and a walk in a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite that, Bogaerts will sit when Boston opens a three-game series with Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The reason for Bogaerts’ night off might have something to do with the man on the mound Friday night for the O’s. Miguel Gonzalez...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt’s Success Brings To Mind Other Top Utility Players (Photos)

Brock Holt seemingly can do it all. Utility players have become extra important in recent years with Major League Baseball teams looking for every avenue possible to exploit matchup advantages and keep regulars fresh. Holt has thrived in a super utility role with the Boston Red Sox, making him a very valuable commodity. Holt was the only player in MLB last season to start at first...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt’s Nifty Defense In Red Sox’s Win Adds To Growing Reputation

This embed is invalid" /> Brock Holt has become a human ping pong ball the last two seasons, bouncing all over the place for the Boston Red Sox and rarely settling into one area or stopping completely. The epic volley continued Tuesday as Holt made a pair of excellent defensive plays at shortstop to help the Red Sox secure a 1-0 win over the Tampa...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss
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