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Sox continue free fall

Sox continue free fall

RED SOX NOTES (43-55)

THE RED SOX are a season-worst 12 games under .500 (also 42-54 on 7/23), having lost 9 of their last 10 games…Dropped to 23-24 (.489) at Fenway Park this season…Have a 7-12 record (.386) in the month of July.
· Have been outscored 45-16 since the All-Star break, averaging just 1.8 runs per game in that span…Have given up 18 HR during that stretch, accounting for 23 of the club’s 45 runs allowed (51.1%).

2015-06-21T202448Z_1149103232_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_MLB-BOSTON-RED-SOX-AT-KANSAS-CITY-ROYALSMOOKIE BETTS (1-for-4, RBI) has posted a .317 AVG (20-for-63) with 13 R, 6 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, and 11 RBI in his last 16 games at Fenway…Has recorded hits in 13 of those 16 games.

BLAKE SWIHART (1-for-3, R, 3B) recorded his 1st career triple in the bottom of the 5th.
· The last BOS catcher to hit a triple was A.J. Pierzynski on 5/30/14 vs. TB…At 23 years, 113 days old, is the youngest Red Sox catcher to hit a triple since Rich Gedman on 6/11/82 vs. CLE (22 years, 258 days).

HANLEY RAMIREZ (2-for-4) has hit safely in 5 straight games (6-for-18, .333 AVG), marking his 2nd-longest streak of the season (8 games from 6/19-7/3)…Has reached via hit or BB in 8 of his last 20 plate appearances (6 H, 2 BB).
· Has a 4-game hitting streak at Fenway Park (7-for-17, .412 AVG)…Is batting .323 (30-for-93) with 15 R, 2 2B, 4 HR, and 14 RBI in his last 24 home games.

DAVID ORTIZ (1-for-3, 2B, BB) has gone 3-for-8 (.375 AVG) with 2 2B, HR, and 2 RBI in his last 2 games…11 of his 18 hits since 6/28 have been XBH (5 2B, 6 HR).
· Owns a .352 AVG (19-for-54) with 8 R, 6 2B, 5 HR, 13 RBI, and 7 BB in his last 15 games against the Tigers at Fenway Park (since 7/31/10).

XANDER BOGAERTS (1-for-4) has registered hits in 17 of his last 19 games, posting a .380 AVG (30-for-79) with 14 RBI during that stretch (since 7/1).

STEVEN WRIGHT (4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR) has allowed 3 ER or less in 5 of his 6 starts this season…Has a 3-2 record and 2.54 ERA (11 ER/39.0 IP) over his last 9 games (4 starts) at Fenway Park (since 8/1/13).

 

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