Red Sox Pregame Notes April 8
After suffering their 2nd postponement in 4 days in Cleveland, the Boston Red Sox are in Toronto to start a 3 game series with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox will play 13 straight games against AL East rivals! They will face Toronto 7 times in the next 11 days, 3 in Canada and then 4 at home at Fenway.
With the postponement, the starting rotation has been pushed back, and it will now be Joe Kelly on the mound tonight, Rick Porcello pitching on Saturday afternoon, Steven Wright on the mound on Sunday afternoon and then David Price on the mound, on Monday, April 18th in the Fenway opener against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Red Sox starting lineup against Marcus Stroman (1-0) tonight is
1. Mookie Betts Right Field
2. Dustin Pedroia 2nd Base
3. Xander Bogaerts Shortstop
4. David Ortiz Designated Hitter
5. Hanley Ramirez 1st Base
6. Travis Shaw 3rd Base
7. Brock Holt Left Field
8. Ryan Hanigan Catcher
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. Centerfield
Righthander Joe Kelly will pitch for the Red Sox. Kelly finished the 2015 season going 8-0 in his last 9 starts
Papi’s Place in History – David Ortiz is Tied for 17th with Rafael Palmeiro in All Time Doubles with 585. Todd Helton is 16th on the list with 592. Ortiz is 26th on the All Time Home Run List with 505. Gary Sheffield is 25th with 509.