Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter’s ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it’s to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
There is some important off-field news to report, and not all of it is in the spirit of the game. But there was plenty of excitement on the field to remind us why baseball is fun, starting with a rare batting achievement.
Is it wrong to ask Pablo Sandoval to be better — or at least as good — as Brock Holt?
Brock Holt became the first Boston player to hit for the cycle since 1996 and the Red Sox slugged their way out of a seven-game losing streak.
With a lefty on the mound, and both players struggling mightily at the plate, David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval will get the night off on Friday.
Expectations for the 2015 Red Sox might be as varied as ever. Here are some reasons for optimism and some potential pitfalls.
Play along with Adam Jones and Rich Keefe on another ‘Would You Rather’ Wednesday on Game Of Jones!
Joe Kelly and Allen Craig are two “buy low” players from St. Louis that may end up paying huge dividends for the Red Sox.
Brock Holt will get the start at second base for the Red Sox as they look to split their series with the Blue Jays in Toronto on Thursday.
Monday night was just the 22nd game Brock Holt has played right field this season, but you’d think he was a life-long gold glover thanks to a spectacular catch in the fifth inning.