Red Sox Report Card 2015: Grading Boston’s Up-And-Down Season (Photos)

Xander Bogaerts, Brock Holt, Dustin Pedroia and Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Boston Red Sox So, that’s that. The Boston Red Sox’s 2015 season is over. And really, the end didn’t come a moment too soon, as it was a disappointing campaign for a team with World Series aspirations. But believe it or not, it wasn’t all doom and gloom for the Red Sox, who finished in last place for...
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Brock Holt Exits Red Sox-Indians Game After Being Hit On Knee By Pitch

CLEVELAND — Brock Holt went down with an injury in the Boston Red Sox’s second-to-last game. Holt exited Saturday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians in the seventh inning after being struck on the left knee by a pitch from Corey Kluber. Holt, who turned his body in an attempt to avoid Kluber’s offering, hit the ground immediately after being struck. He rolled around...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Is Back In Tonight's Red Sox Lineup

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup at The Mistake By The Lake: Mookie Betts, CF; Dustin Pedroia, 2B; Xander Bogaerts, SS; David Ortiz, DH; Travis Shaw, 1B; Rusney Castillo, LF; Brock Holt, 3B; Blake Swihart, C; Jackie Bradley Jr., RF. Henry Owens takes to the hill for The Carmine Hose.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Out Of Red Sox’s Lineup Vs. Yankees With Quad Issue (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are changing their outfield plans. Outfielder Rusney Castillo is out of the Red Sox’s lineup for a third consecutive game Wednesday with a strained right quad. That means Brock Holt will play in right. “The area is just showing some tenderness and some soreness,” interim manager Torey Lovullo said of Castillo’s injury on “Red Sox Gameday Live” before...
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Brock Holt In Right Field Again Tonight For Red Sox

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street: Mookie Betts, CF; Dustin Pedroia, 2B; Xander Bogaerts, SS; David Ortiz, DH; Travis Shaw, 1B; Brock Holt, RF; Blake Swihart, C; Deven Marrero, 3B; Jackie Bradley Jr., LF. Wade Miley takes to the hill for The Carmine Hose.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Bullpen Blanks O’s

The Red Sox decided to take on the Orioles on Saturday afternoon without a usual starter.  The Sox tapped reliever Craig Breslow to start the game and then to piece it together down the stretch.  Given the bullpen trouble this season, it seemed like a risky move, but it worked.  The Orioles couldn’t scratch a single run against the Sox relievers and the home team won easily...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Breslow Shines In Start, Sox Shut Out O's Again, 8-0

(Getty Images)Well, we've been wrong before—and we are again on yesterday's Craig Breslow start. We thought it was a bad idea. In fact, the 35-year old lefty (making his first start ever) went four scoreless innings—handing off the rest of the 8-0 shutout to his bullpen buddies. Those buddies delivered five shutout frames. Boston got clutch hits from a bevy of players, most...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Breslow Makes Questionable Start At Fenway

Why? That's all we want to know. Breslow? Really? I mean we like the guy and all, but...BRESLOW? And Pedey at DH? Anyway, here is the starting lineup today for the Red Sox: Mookie Betts RF, Dustin Pedroia DH, Xander Bogaerts SS, Travis Shaw 1B, Rusney Castillo LF, Brock Holt 3B, Josh Rutledge 2B, Blake Swihart C, Jackie Bradley, Jr. CF. And inexplicably, Craig Breslow is on the mound.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rich Hill Pitches Complete Game Shutout & Mookie Betts Ends Game In Style!

The Red Sox have their last series at home of the 2015 season.  The Sox aren’t going anywhere in October this season, but have shown a lot of promise down the stretch, particularly with their young stars.  Rich Hill took to the mound as a starter at Fenway for the first time in his career.  Hill continued to impress, pitching a complete game shutout and striking out 10 batters...
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Brock Holt Starts In Left For Rusney Castillo In Red Sox-Orioles Opener

BOSTON — It looks as though the Red Sox outfield is getting some rest. Rusney Castillo is out of Friday’s series opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park, as he and fellow outfielders Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. have been seeing a lot of the field lately. Brock Holt will slot into Castillo’s place in left field and bat seventh behind Deven Marrero, who will...
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Brock Holt, Ryan Hanigan Back In Red Sox’s Lineup Vs. Rays In Series Finale

The Red Sox’s bats are in need of a wake-up call as Boston tries to salvage a series split against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. They will have to do so without the services of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who has pneumonia. That means Brock Holt will get the start at third and bat seventh. Left-hander Wade Miley will toe the rubber for the Red Sox. Miley has pitched well...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt, Pablo Sandoval Remain Out Of Red Sox Lineup Vs. Rays

As the Boston Red Sox look to rebound from Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, they’ll once again begin the game without both third baseman Pablo Sandoval and utility man Brock Holt. Sandoval is “still very ill,” according to Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo. The 29-year-old still is battling a significant upper respiratory infection that has sidelined him all...
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Dustin Pedroia, Brock Holt, Pablo Sandoval Out Of Red Sox’s Lineup Vs. Rays

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s lineup will look a bit different Tuesday night. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia and utility infielder Brock Holt both will get the night off for Game 2 of Boston’s four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Pablo Sandoval has a “significant” respiratory infection, interim manager Torey Lovullo said Tuesday, and will miss his second...
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Brock Holt Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup; Pablo Sandoval Out Vs. Rays

BOSTON — The Red Sox are hitting the home stretch. Boston will begin its final homestand of the season Monday night when it kicks off a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. The Sox will do so without the services of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who left Sunday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays with lightheadedness. Brock Holt takes Sandoval’s place...
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Red Sox’s Brock Holt Nominated For 2015 Roberto Clemente Award

Boston Red Sox utility man Brock Holt was announced this week as his team’s nominee for the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award. The award, given annually since 1971 and renamed in Clemente’s honor after the Baseball Hall of Famer’s death in 1973, “pays tribute to Clemente’s achievements and character by recognizing current players who truly understand the value of helping others...
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The Muddy Chicken Is Not In Tonight's Red Sox Lineup

It's not exactly clear why, but Dustin Pedroia is not in tonight's Red Sox lineup at the MostPulpDome in Tampa. Here's the full lineup that will play: Mookie Betts CF, Brock Holt 2B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz DH, Travis Shaw 1B, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Rusney Castillo LF, Ryan Hanigan C,  Jackie Bradley Jr. RF. Wade Miley takes to the artificial surface hill for The Carmine Hose.
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Back In Red Sox Lineup As He Seeks 500 HRs

Big Papi is back in the Red Sox lineup today against the first-place Blue Jays. Here is the full lineup: CF Mookie Betts, 3B Pablo Sandoval, SS Xander Bogaerts, DH David Ortiz, 1B Travis Shaw, LF Rusney Castillo, 2B Brock Holt, C Blake Swihart, RF Jackie Bradley, Jr. Rick Porcello takes to the hill for The Carmine Hose looking for his seventh victory.
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: Red Sox’s Brock Holt A Smart Pickup Vs. Mets

Brock Holt has enjoyed a very good season for the Boston Red Sox, and he’s among the value picks fantasy baseball owners should consider when selecting their Sunday lineups on DraftKings. Holt is batting .283 with a .355 on-base percentage in 2015, and he’s batting fifth for the Red Sox in Sunday’s game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Holt also has 14 hits in his...
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt’s Future Is Still Unclear

Brock Holt’s play has been one of the few bright spots for the Red Sox this season. On a club full of more renowned stars, Holt was Boston’s lone representative in the All-Star Game, with his consistent excellence spawning nightly praise despite the otherwise gloomy jabbering of Red Sox Twitter. For a while, Holt was one of the few reasons to watch the team on a daily basis....
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval Out Of Red Sox Lineup For Finale Vs. White Sox

The Boston Red Sox are looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s tough 5-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox, and they’re trotting out a new-look lineup for the occasion. David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval will get the night off for Wednesday’s series finale, and it seems that they’re both simply getting a day of rest. Hanley Ramirez will be the designated hitter and bat fourth, while...
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt, Hanley Ramirez Back In Red Sox Lineup For Opener Vs. White Sox

After a day of rest, Brock Holt and Hanley Ramirez are back in the Boston Red Sox’s lineup. The Red Sox traveled to Chicago on Monday to open a three-game series with the White Sox, and Holt and Ramirez will get right back to work. Ramirez will man his usual spot in left field and bat sixth, while Jackie Bradley Jr. takes a seat. Holt, who was scratched from the lineup Sunday with...
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez, Brock Holt Sit For Red Sox In Series Finale Vs. Royals

Hanley Ramirez snapped an 0-for-16 slump with a double in Saturday’s loss to the Kansas City Royals, but he’ll begin Sunday’s series finale on the bench. Ramirez and Brock Holt both were not in the lineup for the Boston Red Sox as they concluded their four-game set with the Royals at Fenway Park. Jackie Bradley Jr. will man Ramirez’s usual spot in left field, while utility...
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Back In Lineup, Matt Barnes On Mound For Red Sox Vs. Royals

The Boston Red Sox have had the Kansas City Royals’ number of late. The Red Sox got the best of Royals ace Johnny Cueto in a 7-2 win at Fenway Park on Friday night, improving their record against the defending American League champs to 10-2 since the beginning of last season. Brock Holt sat out that contest with what interim manager Torey Lovullo said were some minor bumps and...
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Sitting Out KC Opener Tonight At Fenway

Brock Holt gets a rare night off tonight as the Red Sox start a four-game set with the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals. Here is the full Boston lineup: Mookie Betts CF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz DH, Hanley Ramirez LF, Travis Shaw 1B, Ryan Hanigan C, Jackie Bradley Jr. RF, Josh Rutledge 2B. Quick-working lefty Wade Miley will take to the hill for The Carmine Hose.
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 120 Preview: Indians at Red Sox

The rubber match between the Indians and Red Sox will be tonight starting at 7:10 pm and the Indians will have their reigning Cy Young award winner on the mound. Corey Kluber (8-12 3.34) isn't having the same magical season he had in 2014, but neither have the Indians as the team has taken a few steps back since being in the playoff hunt last year. But for the Red Sox, with another...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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