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Clueless Seattle Mariner Fans Do "Brady Chant"

Live With It, Seattle!Clearly, Seattle fans are over-caffeinated. On Saturday night, the denizens of SafeCo Field began chanting, "Bra-dy cheat-ed" during a Brock Holt at-bat in the 6th inning. Really? Do they really believe their ignominious Super Bowl defeat had anything to do with so-called "Deflate-Gate"? Didn't they get the memo that the NFL had the Super Bowl balls under tight...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Punchless Offense Delivers 5-0 Loss At Seattle

(AP Photo)Fittingly, the 10-game road-trip ends at 5-5. Let's face it, sports fans, this is a .500 ballclub—at best. Today, the offense managed just five hits—two by Brock Holt—leaving six runners on the basepaths in a 5-0 loss. The pitching was back to its mediocre self—although Steven "No, I'm Not That Steven" Wright gave up just two earned runs in five innings. Nothing...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt In Leadoff Spot As Red Sox Face Felix Hernandez, Mariners

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox have inserted some lefties against Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. Brock Holt, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Daniel Nava are among those slotted into the Red Sox’s starting lineup for Saturday’s game at Safeco Field. Holt (right field) and Bradley (center field) will patrol Boston’s outfield, while...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

SSU Baseball Recap: Boston Red Sox 2, Seattle Mariners 1

Whereas, Seattle Mariners’ (15-19) Fernando Rodney was incapable of closing under adversity, Boston Red Sox’s (17-18) Koji Uehara slammed the door shut on the M’s to earn a 2-1 win. An Amazing Pitchers duel by Roenis Elias and Joe Kelly was interrupted by with a Shane Victorino Home Run. Rickie Weeks badly overthrew second base on Brock Holt’s leadoff double and dropped...
Via Seattle Side Up!
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston rallies in the 9th for 2-1 victory over Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) Brock Holt doubled and scored the go ahead run on Rickie Weeks' error with one out in the ninth inning, Shane Victorino hit his first home run of the season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Thursday night for their fourth win in five games. Holt lined the second pitch of the ninth from Seattle closer Fernando Rodney (1-2) into left-center and...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt, Daniel Nava Back In Red Sox’s Lineup For Series Finale Vs. A’s

The Boston Red Sox will look to shake off Tuesday’s blowout loss Wednesday as they close out their three-game set with the Oakland A’s. Given the series finale’s 3:35 p.m. ET start (12:35 p.m. in Oakland), manager John Farrell has chosen to reconfigure his starting lineup. Xander Bogaerts, Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino and Blake Swihart all take a seat, with Brock Holt, Daniel...
Via NESN.com
9 days 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
18 days 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
19 days 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
19 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
22 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
24 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
24 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
26 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
27 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
27 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
27 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Orioles Notes: Boston’s Offense Continues Strong Start To Season

The Boston Red Sox are on pace to score a ton of runs this season and Friday night’s 7-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards was a good example of why. After being held scoreless through four innings, the Sox offense woke up in the fifth inning with a solo home run from Hanley Ramirez and a three-run homer from David Ortiz. Ramirez has been as good as advertised offensively...
Via NESN.com
27 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Three Home Runs Power Boston’s Offense In 7-5 Win Over Orioles

The Boston Red Sox moved into a first-place tie with the New York Yankees following their 7-5 road win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The Sox are now 3-2 against the Orioles this season and 6-4 away from Fenway Park. Here’s a recap of Boston’s win. GAME IN A WORD Power. The Red Sox scored all seven of their runs via the long ball. David Ortiz and Brock Holt each...
Via NESN.com
27 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...
Via NESN.com
28 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...
Via NESN.com
28 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...
Via NESN.com
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Napoli And Bogaerts Sit Out Tonight's Game

The Red Sox open their three-game set against Tampa tonight with the following lineup: Mookie Betts CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Hanley Ramirez LF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Daniel Nava 1B, Shane Victorino RF, Brock Holt SS, Ryan Hanigan C. Lefty Wade Miley takes the hill for Boston—opposed by Tampa's RHP Chris Archer. Ramirez returns to the lineup after exiting yesterday...
Via FenwayNation
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Starting To Force Way Into Red Sox’s Lineup Through Success

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Brock Holt’s doing it again. An opportunity presented itself last season and Holt ran with it, eventually earning a spot in the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup through his versatility and consistent performance. Now, even with a lineup spot tougher to come by, the energetic super utility player again is forcing...
Via NESN.com
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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