Red Sox Pregame Notes April 9
After a Red Sox 8-7 comeback victory on Friday night, the Boston Red Sox will play the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon with the 1st pitch at 1:07 and the pregame starting at 12:20 on AM 1370 WDEA. Here is the Boston Red Sox starting lineup
David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. will start on the bench on Saturday. Ortiz is hitting .385 with 2 homers, and 5 RBI's. Bradley Jr. is batting .200 with 1 RBI. The Red Sox are facing knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
1. Mookie Betts Right Field
2. Dustin Pedroia 2nd Base
3. Xander Bogaerts Shortstop
4. Travis Shaw 1st Base
5. Hanley Ramirez Designated Hitter
6. Pablo Sandoval 3rd Base
7. Brock Holt Left Field
8. Rusney Castillo Centerfield
9. Blake Swihart Catcher
Pablo Sandoval and Rusney Castillo are making their 1st starts of the season. Sandoval is 8-27 .296 against Dickey. Bogaerts is 10-28 .357 and Betts is 8-23 .348 against R.A. Dickey.
Brock Holt has 2 homer runs in 2016, after 3 games, matching his 2015 total. He is 6-12 batting .500 and has driven in 8 of Boston's 20 runs this season.
Rick Porcello on the mound was 2-2 against Toronto in 2015 with a 6.45 ERA. For his career he is 4-7 in 12 games with a 5.29 ERA.