Like teammate Alex Meyer Friday night, Angels righty J.C. Ramirez faces the Red Sox for the first time in his career in the second game of the three-game series at Fenway Park Saturday night.
Boston Red Sox’s Doug Fister delivers a pitch in the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Boston.
Parker Bridwell (1-0, 3.07 ERA) is slated to make his second start in place of injured Matt Shoemaker for Los Angeles (39-39).
Bridwell allowed two runs and two hits over five innings Tuesday in his start against the Yankees.
A seven-time Silver Slugger Award Recipient, Ortiz holds the Red Sox record for the most home runs in a season with 54 home runs in the 2006 season.
David Ortiz had his number retired Friday night, and once again, we were reminded of his flawless sense of the moment.
John Farrell was likely using the ejection as an opportunity to light a fire under the Red Sox, who can’t seem to get anything going offensively tonight.
The lanky right-hander with a knack for thriving after a midseason move made his Red Sox debut on Sunday against the Angels, and it undoubtedly calmed some nerves on Yawkey Way.
“I like the bullpen because everybody knows their role”, Petit said.
“I thought we were aggressive all day, which I think I liked”, Andrew Benintendi said. Peralta accepted a minor league contract and will report to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.
Big Papi’s presence rubbed off on the team as well as they went on to win Friday’s contest against the Angels 9-4.
The Red Sox waited at the top of their dugout. “I saw (center fielder Cameron) Maybin playing more toward left-center and I wasn’t really sure where Calhoun was, but either way I felt that it was going to be a bang-bang play and it had to be a flawless throw. I love him so much”.
What’s more, Bridwell appreciated that there would be comparisons between him and Fister.
“It’s going to happen”, he said. I was happy with the way first three or four went. Jackie Bradley Jr. got Boston to within a run when he led off the fifth with his 10th homer of the season.
The Diamondbacks were 6-1 losers to Philadelphia as Mark Leiter was reached for just three hits over six scoreless innings to get his first big league win.
Fister was not quite as good, allowing three runs in six-plus innings, all of them scoring after a review correctly extended an inning. Austin Hodges doubled home the lone run in the second inning.
Ortiz was 40 when he retired last fall and finished with one of his best seasons, hitting.316, with 38 home runs and an American League leading 127 runs batted in. They had two more after Kaleb Cowart doubled and Juan Graterol singled.
Tyler Flowers also drove in two runs as the Braves prevented the Brewers from padding their 1 1/2-game lead over Chicago in the NL Central. RHP Bud Norris, on the DL with right knee inflammation, has begun aggressive long toss, manager Mike Scioscia said. With all the injuries we’ve had this year, we’re right there.