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Who are these Red Sox ? JBJ is on fire !

Who are these Red Sox ? JBJ is on fire !

RED SOX NOTES (65-72)

red sox logoTHE RED SOX have won their last 4 games, matching their longest win streak of the season (also 7/4-8 and 8/18-21)…Are 38-34 since 6/16, including 21-14 since 7/30, 13-6 since 8/18, and 8-3 since 8/26…Are 7 games below .500 for the first time since being 42-49 following play on 7/18.
· Every member of the Sox’ starting lineup recorded at least 1 hit, and 8 players scored at least 1 run.
· With BAL’s 8-6 loss to NYY today, the Red Sox and Orioles are tied for 4th place in the AL East with identical 65-72 records…The Sox were last higher than 5th place at the conclusion of play on 6/8.
· Continued a 10-day, 9-game homestand (5-2 thus far)…Improved to 38-34 at home, moving a season-high 4 games above .500 at Fenway…Have won 14 of their last 21 home games.
· Improved to 7-7 vs. TOR, having won 4 of the last 5 meetings…Have won each of their last 6 series openers.

THE RED SOX have a +51 run differential in their last 28 games since 8/7 (183 RS, 132 RA)…In those 28 games, the Sox have posted a .311 AVG/.360 OBP/.510 SLG line (315-1,013, 74 2B, 10 3B, 36 HR).
· Have recorded multiple HR in 8 of their last 24 games (33 HR total)…Have homered in 5 straight games.
· Are averaging 7.5 runs per game in their last 2 homestands (128 R, 17 G), posting a .341/.388/.569 line at Fenway in that time (211-619, 57 2B, 6 3B, 24 HR)…Overall this season, are averaging 5.4 runs per game and batting .295/.352/.459 at home.

Boston Red Sox v Pittsburgh PiratesRICK PORCELLO (7.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR) left the game with a 9-2 lead…Has recorded 3 quality starts since coming off the disabled list on 8/26 (1.61 ERA, 4 ER/22.1 IP)…Has posted a 2.98 ERA (14 ER/42.1 IP) in his last 7 starts…In his last 9 starts, has 47 SO against only 9 BB.
· Sox starters are 12-4 with a 2.90 ERA in the club’s last 19 games since 8/18 (40 ER/124.0 IP), allowing 3 ER or fewer in 15 of those.

JACKIE BRADLEY JR. (4-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI) gave the Sox a 7-2 lead with a 2-run HR in the 6th inning…Has 7 HR in his last 25 games, after hitting 5 HR in his first 188 major league games…21 of his last 30 hits have gone for extra bases (13 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR).
· Recorded at least 4 hits and 4 RBI for the 2nd time in 23 days (also 8/15 vs. SEA), the shortest span by a Red Sox since Manny Ramirez in 2002…He is the first major leaguer to record multiple games with at least 4 hits and 4 RBI in the same season as a No. 9 hitter since Tom Brookens did it twice for DET in 1988.
· Is in the midst of a career-best 8-game hit streak…Has recorded at least 1 hit and scored at least 1 run in each of those 8 games, the longest streak by a Red Sox since Jacoby Ellsbury’s 10-gamer from 5/27-6/12/13…Is the first Red Sox with a hit, a run, and an RBI in 5 straight games since David Ortiz (8/24-27/11).
· Has a 1.441 OPS in 25 games since 8/9, posting a .446 AVG/.489 OBP/.952 SLG line in that span (37-for-83, 13 2B, 4 3B, 7 HR, 7 BB).

 

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