Opening Day 3/29: Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups

Welcome to the Red Sox Opening Day matchups sponsored by Sox Signatures!

After a long offseason, the day is finally upon us. The Sox kick off the new season down in Tampa Bay, just a car ride away from their Spring Training home in Fort Myers.

Today’s dueling aces were both hit by comebackers in their last outings, but fortunately, nothing but brief bruises.

First pitch is scheduled for 4 PM Eastern Time at the Trop!

Chris Sale — Career vs Tampa Bay in 16 games (14 starts), 8-5 with a 3.29 ERA. Career at Tropicana Field in 8 games (7 starts), 3-3 with a 2.25 ERA.


Tampa Bay:

C.J. Cron – 0 for 10, Walk, 5 Ks

Matt Duffy —–

Carlos Gomez – 1 for 9 (.111 avg) 3 Ks

Adeiny Hechavarria – 3 for 14 (.214 avg) HR, RBI, Walk, 4 Ks

Kevin Kiermaier – 5 for 14 (.357 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, Walk, 4 Ks

Brad Miller – 0 for 5, 2 Ks

Wilson Ramos – 4 for 11 (.364 avg) Double, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 2 Ks

Rob Refsnyder – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) K

Daniel Robertson – 0 for 7. 2 Walks, 4 Ks

Mallex Smith – 1 for 7 (.143 avg) 2 Ks

Denard Span – 3 for 11 (.273 avg) Triple, RBI, 2 Ks

Jesus Sucre – 0 for 1, Walk

Joey Wendle —–


Chris Archer — Career vs Boston in 19 starts, 2-12 with a 5.45 ERA. Career at Tropicana Field in 79 starts, 22-31 with a 3.18 ERA.

Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 5 for 10 (.500 avg) Double, 2 RBIs, Walk, K

Mookie Betts – 12 for 31 (.381 avg) 2 Doubles, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 8 Walks, 3 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 8 for 30 (.267 avg) Double, 2 RBIs, 4 Walks, 11 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr – 6 for 28 (.214 avg) 2 Doubles, 3 RBIs, 2 Walks, 10 Ks

Rafael Devers – 2 for 2 (1.000 avg) Double

Brock Holt – 6 for 26 (.231 avg) Double, RBI, 6 Ks

Sandy Leon – 0 for 5, Walk, 4 Ks

J.D. Martinez – 4 for 17 (.235 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, Walk, 4 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 3 for 11 (.273 avg) Double, 2 Walks, 2 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 2 for 9 (.222 avg)

Hanley Ramirez – 7 for 21 (.333 avg) 4 Walks, 11 Ks

Blake Swihart – 0 for 2, K

Christian Vazquez – 2 for 15 (.133 avg) 7 Ks

Bold Prediction: The Red Sox hit a Grand Slam on Opening Day after hitting 0 in all of 2017.

What better way to celebrate Opening Day than with #SaleDay?

Let’s go Sox!

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