The Boston Red Sox took on the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon and Martin Perez was on the mound. The veteran starter went four innings and surrendered two hits with five strikeouts in another tune-up for the season. Perez has yet to give up a run this spring, which is a very encouraging sign for someone like him who isn’t getting any younger.
Perez fits into the same category as Kyle Hendricks and Zack Davies–pitchers who don’t blow hitters away with velocity but throw a ton of strikes and get soft contact.
Renfroe goes deep
𝗛unter 𝗥enfroe pic.twitter.com/mF8tyxlroV— Red Sox (@RedSox) March 13, 2021
Hunter Renfroe arguably has the most power on the Red Sox after coming over from Tampa Bay in the offseason and he proved it on Saturday, depositing a solo home run over the left field fence against promising Braves starter Ian Anderson.
It looks like Renfroe will get the majority of the starts in right field with Alex Verdugo playing center field and a combination of Marwin Gonzalez and Franchy Cordero playing left.
Cordero is living the dream
Speaking of Franchy Cordero…he told the media that he grew up a Red Sox fan idolizing David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, among others. Now, he gets to wear the same uniform as them. “When I was growing up as a kid in the D.R. (Dominican Republic), those were the games that were always on — Boston Red Sox games,” Cordero told the media. “And I grew up a big David Ortiz fan. Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez and even J.D. Drew, those were guys I really liked watching as a kid. It was always fun, too, to be able to see all the championships that were won during my youth. So that’s what made me into a fan.”
“I’m really excited about the opportunity that I have here.”
Trending This Week:
The Improbable Dream: The Story of the 2013 Boston Red Sox (Part I)March 18, 2023"The Sox won’t make the playoffs; there’s too much ground to make up and the rotation remains suspect." Pete Abraham,...