Full Count
A Furiously Updated Red Sox Blog
WEEI.com Blog Network
Posts related to ‘Brock Holt’
Red Sox lineup: Brock Holt, Christian Vazquez return 04.20.16 at 3:14 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off on Red Sox lineup: Brock Holt, Christian Vazquez return
Brock Holt

Brock Holt

After being down the last three games, Brock Holt returns to the Red Sox lineup as they go up against right-hander Chris Archer in the second of a three-game series at Fenway Park.

Christian Vazquez, who sat Tuesday, will catch Red Sox starter Rick Porcello and other than that, it’s a standard lineup.

Travis Shaw will play third base and Hanley Ramirez will play first. The Red Sox will look to bounce back following Tuesday’s 3-0 loss — the first time they were shutout at home in 63 games.

Here is the complete Red Sox lineup:

Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Travis Shaw, 3B
Brock Holt, LF
Christian Vazquez, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Rick Porcello, RHP

For an extensive look at the matchups, click here.

Read More: Brock Holt, christian vazquez,
Red Sox lineup: Dustin Pedroia, Brock Holt out against Blue Jays 04.17.16 at 10:12 am ET
By   |  Comments Off on Red Sox lineup: Dustin Pedroia, Brock Holt out against Blue Jays
Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia

Two of the Red Sox’ main players will rest on Sunday against the Blue Jays in Game 3 of the four-game series.

Dustin Pedroia and Brock Holt are out of the lineup on Sunday with Chris Young getting the start in left field and and Marco Hernandez, who was recalled on Friday, getting the start at second base.

It is Hernandez’s major league debut. He came to the Red Sox as the player to be named later in the Felix Doubront trade in 2014.

With Pedroia out, Xander Bogaerts with hit second, David Ortiz third and Hanley Ramirez fourth against Blue Jays stater Aaron Sanchez.

Ryan Hanigan will catch Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright.

Here is the complete Red Sox lineup:

Mookie Betts, RF
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Travis Shaw, 3B
Chris Young, LF
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Ryan Hanigan, C
Marco Hernandez, 2B
Steven Wright, RHP

For an extensive look at the matchups, click here.

Read More: Brock Holt, Dustin Pedroia,
Closing Time: David Price, Craig Kimbrel struggle in home opener as Red Sox fall to Orioles 04.11.16 at 5:31 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off on Closing Time: David Price, Craig Kimbrel struggle in home opener as Red Sox fall to Orioles

Red Sox fans came to Fenway Park excited to see the two big newcomers — David Price and Craig Kimbrel — but they left the park wishing they chose another game to see the new acquisitions for the first time.

With Price and Kimbrel being the major reasons why, the Red Sox fell to the Orioles 9-7 in the home opener Monday afternoon.

With the game knotted at 6 in the top of the ninth inning, Kimbrel walked two batters before allowing a three-run homer to Chris Davis, which was crushed to dead-center field.

Mookie Betts hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and then the Red Sox had the game-winning run at the plate with two runners on in David Ortiz with no outs, but he hit into a double play. The next batter Hanley Ramirez was retired to end the game.

“I can only speak for what went through my head, and it was alike a fate/destiny thing — his last home opener, what a way to end it,” Betts said about when Ortiz stepped to the plate. “I was fully confident in his ability to hit it out of the park as well as hit a base hit. He hit the ball well, but they were able to make a diving play. I was very confident at that time.”

The Orioles are now 6-0 and the only unbeaten team in baseball.

Price didn’t have his A-game either in his first start at Fenway Park as a member of the Red Sox, especially in the third inning when he allowed a three-run homer to Mark Trumbo. The left-hander allowed a two-run single to Davis in the at-bat before, as the Orioles led 5-2 after the inning.

“It’s kind of been my Achilles heel — having that one bad inning,” Price said. “That’s all it takes in this game. It can be one pitch and today it was just that one bad inning.”

The new Red Sox left-hander didn’t have the best command in the game as he threw 104 pitches in five innings of work. Overall, Price went five innings and allowed five earned runs on five hits, while walking two and striking out eight. Despite the lack of command, he did record 20 swing-and-misses.

Closing Time note

Before today, Price had allowed 16 earned runs in 74 innings at Fenway Park. Monday, he allowed five earned runs in the first three innings.

Read the rest of this entry »

Read More: Brock Holt, Craig Kimbrel, David Price, jackie bradley jr.
Red Sox notes: Fenway Park undergoes changes including new infield, more netting, TV’s in dugouts at 12:14 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off on Red Sox notes: Fenway Park undergoes changes including new infield, more netting, TV’s in dugouts
The Fenway Park infield looks a little different this year. (WEEI.com photo)

The Fenway Park infield looks a little different this year. (WEEI.com photo)

If Fenway Park looks a little different on Monday, your eyes aren’t deceiving you.

During the offseason the Red Sox put down a new infield where there is less dirt and more grass. This was due to the number of events Fenway Park hosted over the winter. The base cutouts are significantly smaller and there is less dirt in the outfield.

Manager John Farrell said before the team did it there were conversations with Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts who expressed some ways to improve the surface, which is challenging to keep up with given the cold April weather.

“With so many events last year [at Fenway Park], we were in the position to put down a new infield,” Farrell said. “At the time there was some discussion that went on internally if there were adjustments that we would like to make. Typically this has been an infield where there’s so much expansive dirt or exposed dirt. We looked around Major League Baseball, saw some different styles and just wanted to put a little bit more grass in for continuity of a ground ball.”

In addition to the infield, there will now be TV’s in each dugout viewing the bullpens. This is something more and more fields are doing around the league given how tough it can be to see the bullpens from the dugouts.

“It’s something we added this year — both sides have it just to be able to see more clearly who is getting loose rather than call upstairs or try and figure out who in fact is the next guy getting ready,” Farrell said.

Finally, as expected there is new netting going from dugout-to-dugout to help with fan safety given the few incidents that occurred at Fenway Park last season.

“We recognize our fans want to be uninterrupted in the action, but our priority and I think Major League Baseball’s priority is fan safety,” Farrell said. “We’re seeing it in every ballpark with the netting that is there. I think like many changes that you see around the league, we’re going to get accustomed to the netting there. We saw a pretty scary thing here and I don’t think any of us want to see that again. We feel like this will remedy some of those potential issues.”

OTHER RED SOX NOTES

Read the rest of this entry »

Read More: Brock Holt, David Ortiz, John Farrell,
Red Sox lineup: Brock Holt returns, Travis Shaw starts at 3B in home opener at 10:08 am ET
By   |  Comments Off on Red Sox lineup: Brock Holt returns, Travis Shaw starts at 3B in home opener
Brock Holt

Brock Holt

A day after being unavailable because of a bruised foot on Sunday, Brock Holt returns to the Red Sox lineup as he will start in left field in the home opener against the undefeated Orioles.

As expected, Travis Shaw will get the start at third base and Pablo Sandoval will be on the bench. Other than that it is a standard lineup with Blake Swihart catching starter David Price.

The Red Sox will be going up against right-hander Yovani Gallardo.

Here is the complete Red Sox lineup:

Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Travis Shaw, 3B
Brock Holt, LF
Blake Swihart, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
David Price, P

For an extensive look at the pitching matchups, click here.

Read More: Brock Holt, travis shaw,
Meet your probable Red Sox Opening Day left fielder, Brock Holt 03.29.16 at 12:59 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off on Meet your probable Red Sox Opening Day left fielder, Brock Holt
Brock Holt

Brock Holt

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The lineup hasn’t been announced for April 4, but we are starting to piece things together.

And judging by Red Sox manager John Farrell’s proclamation that it looks right now as if Brock Holt will get the majority of his at-bats as a left fielder, it’s not difficult to surmise about Holt’s status when the Red Sox face off with Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.

“It would be a cool experience,” Holt said. “It was cool enough making the Opening Day roster last year and getting to be a part of that. Getting to play Opening Day would be pretty special. I guess it’s supposed to pretty cold in Cleveland. We’ll just layer up and be ready to go.”

It appears to start the season Holt will be the Red Sox primary option in left field against right-handed pitching, with both Chris Young and Rusney Castillo being integrated into the position, as well.

Holt is 3-for-12 with two strikeouts against Kluber, while having limited experience against the other two righty starters the Sox will face in Cleveland, Carlos Carrasco (1-for-2) and Danny Salazar (1-for-3).

In terms of playing left field, Holt has been used at the position numerous times over the past few weeks in spring training after playing there 14 times in 2015. For his career, the lefty-hitting Holt has manned left field in 22 games, not having made an error.

“It’s what I do, play wherever and whenever they tell me,” he said. “If that’s where I’ll end up the majority of the time then I’m happy about it. We’re all on the same team. Regardless of who is playing where or when, we’re going to root for each other. It’s exciting. I kind of got a little sense that I would be out there a little bit over the past few days because I’ve been playing a little more out there. I’m going to continue to do all my infield stuff, and be ready to play wherever.”

Read the rest of this entry »

Read More: Brock Holt,
Brock Holt on manager John Farrell: ‘I think he’s a little bit more upbeat’ 02.18.16 at 10:05 am ET
By   |  Comments Off on Brock Holt on manager John Farrell: ‘I think he’s a little bit more upbeat’
Brock Holt

Brock Holt

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Pitchers and catchers officially reported on Thursday, which means spring training is under way. That also means the first official sighting of manager John Farrell.

The Red Sox skipper will hold his first press conference of the spring at 11 a.m., marking his return to action after missing the final two months of last season while undergoing cancer treatments.

Infielder Brock Holt, for one, already sees a difference in the skipper.

“It was tough seeing him towards the end of the year last year,” Holt said. “He just didn’t have any energy, he wasn’t himself. To have him back feeling healthy, and back to being energetic, he’s in the weight room working out and running and doing the stuff he normally does. We’re happy to have him back.

“I think he’s a little bit more upbeat. If you go through something like that, you’re only going to be, coming out the other side. We’re glad to have him back and healthy.”

Farrell will be joined by bench coach Torey Lovullo, who filled in ably in his absence.

“Losing John last year was tough for everyone,” Holt said. “Obviously all we wanted for him was to get back healthy. And Torey, we knew what he was capable of doing. He was close to leaving us a couple of years ago with a couple of managerial jobs. To have him back is huge. Those two kind of work together. They’re a one-two punch. To have them at the helm leading us, both of them in the dugout at the same time, is only going to help us.”

Read More: Brock Holt,
Closing Time: Craig Breslow, Red Sox bullpen lead way in win over Orioles 09.26.15 at 7:03 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off on Closing Time: Craig Breslow, Red Sox bullpen lead way in win over Orioles
Brock Holt just beat the throw from left field to score the Red Sox' first run in their win over the Orioles. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Brock Holt just beat the throw from left field to score the Red Sox‘ first run in their win over the Orioles. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Red Sox didn’t know what to expect Saturday when they didn’t have a starting pitcher available and needed to use their bullpen for the entire game, but what they got exceed any expectations.

Seven pitchers combined to allow five hits and no runs in a 8-0 win over the Orioles at Fenway Park. Six of the eight Red Sox runs were unearned. It was their second straight win, as they won Friday’s game in dramatic fashion.

The Red Sox earned shutout wins on back-to-back days for the first time since April 23-24, 2011.

Craig Breslow got the start and went four innings, allowing just one hit, while walking two and striking out two. He threw 55 pitches and went beyond the one time through the order interim manager Torey Lovullo wanted prior to the game.

“He stepped up at a moment’s notice, gave us four quality innings, scored a run, we started to play a little bit of downhill baseball. Just a great team effort, highlighted by [Breslow],” he said. “Timely hitting, solid defense. Not one thing stand out offensively. Just a solid team effort. One of those special moments for Bres. First career start, he gives us four scoreless.”

In starting the game, Breslow made his first start in 523 major league games, becoming the first pitcher to make his first start that late in a career in games played since Troy Percival in his 639th game in 2007. He also passed Scott Atchison as the oldest ever Red Sox pitcher at the time of his first major league start.

“It was (fun) — now that it’s done and went pretty well. It was a lot of fun,” Breslow said. “At the time, I was consumed by some other thoughts. It was a lot of fun. I don’t know how many guys make 500 some-odd career relief appearances and then get a chance to start their first big league game.”

“I was pretty nervous,” he added. “I had no idea — kind of stupid things you don’t think about like where am I supposed to play catch before I go into the bullpen, what do I do during the national anthem? Those kinds of things that I’ve never faced before. Like I said, I drew on some of the other starters and followed the crowd. Like I said, it worked out.”

Health Hembree (win, one inning), Matt Barnes (two innings), Alexi Ogando (1/3 inning), Tommy Layne (1/3 inning), Noe Ramirez (1/3 inning) and Jonathan Aro (one inning) all followed Breslow to combine for the shutout win.

Read the rest of this entry »

Read More: Brock Holt, Craig Breslow, heath hembree, matt barnes
Red Sox lineup: Rusney Castillo out, Brock Holt starts in left field vs. Orioles 09.25.15 at 3:33 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off on Red Sox lineup: Rusney Castillo out, Brock Holt starts in left field vs. Orioles
Rusney Castillo

Rusney Castillo

The Red Sox and Orioles will play the final series at Fenway Park of the season beginning Friday night.

Rusney Castillo will get the night off, as Brock Holt will start in left, Jackie Bradley Jr. in center and Mookie Betts in right against Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman.

Devan Marrero will get the start at third base, with Pablo Sandoval out for the foreseeable future.

Sandy Leon will catch Red Sox starter Rich Hill.

For an extensive look at the matchups, click here.

Here is the complete Red Sox lineup:

Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Travis Shaw, 1B
Deven Marrero, 3B
Brock Holt, LF
Sandy Leon, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Rich Hill, LHP

Read More: Brock Holt, Rusney Castillo,
Red Sox lineup: Brock Holt starts at third base with Pablo Sandoval out again 09.24.15 at 3:25 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off on Red Sox lineup: Brock Holt starts at third base with Pablo Sandoval out again
Brock Holt

Brock Holt

With Pablo Sandoval still out with an illness, Brock Holt will start at third base in the series finale against the Rays Thursday night at Fenway Park. It is the sixth time in seven games Sandoval has been out of the lineup.

Mookie Betts will play his fourth straight game in right field at Fenway Park with Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field and Rusney Castillo in left field, as the Sox go up against Erasmo Ramirez.

Ryan Hanigan will catch Wade Miley’s final Fenway start of the season.

For an extensive look at the matchups, click here.

Here is the complete Red Sox lineup:

Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Travis Shaw, 1B
Rusney Castillo, LF
Brock Holt, 3B
Ryan Hanigan, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Wade Miley, LHP

Read More: Brock Holt, Pablo Sandoval,
Red Sox Box Score
Red Sox Schedule
Latest on Twitter
Red Sox Headlines
Red Sox Minor League News
Red Sox Team Leaders
MLB Headlines
Tips & Feedback

Verify