30-FOR-31: Today, the Red Sox continue a stretch of 30 games in 31 days, which includes a span of 17 consecutive days with a game from 4/7-23.
FIRST IMPRESSION: RHP Ben Taylor made his ML debut yesterday, entering with 2 outs in the 7th inning and striking out his lone batter faced (Kinsler)…He became the 1st Red Sox pitcher in at least 100 years to make an ML debut by facing only 1 batter and striking him out.
BOSTON’S BACKSTOPS: Among active players who have caught at least 100 games, Christian Vázquez (44.2) and Sandy Leon (43.5) own the majors’ 2 highest caught stealing percentages.
>>> The only 2 players to attempt to steal against BOS this season have been thrown out by Leon…Dating back to 9/16/16, Leon has not allowed a stolen base in his last 14 starts behind the plate (3 CS).
HOMER HAPPY: The Red Sox have homered in each of their 3 games this season…Dating back to 2016, they have hit at least 1 HR in 33 of their last 37 games (since 8/27/16).