Now that David Ortiz has hit his 500th career home run, you can naturally expect some comments about his all-time greatness.
This four-game set kicks off the final homestand of the season for the Red Sox. He joins Jimmie Foxx (1940), Ted Williams (1960) and Manny Ramirez (2008), who also hit their 500th homer on the road. Bogaerts is hitting.381 (8-for-21) in six home games vs. the Rays in 2015.
Ortiz, who turns 40 on November 18, already has reached performance clause levels that vested his contract for 2016, and the club holds an option on 2017 that contains similar performance clauses. Boston’s rookie 1B Travis Shaw is 6-for-11 in his last three contests and has reached base safely in 12 straight. 3. Forsythe ended a 4-for-25 stretch with two hits, including a three-run homer, while Kiermaier was 1 for 15 in five games before a two-hit effort. His counting stats may not blow anyone away, given that he plays in the heart of the league’s lowest scoring lineup, but Longoria remains a risky hitter.
Big Papi has 50 multihomer games in a 19-year career. David Ortiz is 9-for-23 with two homers and 11 RBIs versus Archer, who is 0-2 with a 4.32 ERA in three starts against Boston this season.Rodriguez is getting stronger as his rookie season draws to a close, permitting just six earned runs in his last five starts while posting a 3-1 record.
He finished his address by saying, “Let’s keep on hitting bombs”.
This time around, they’ll have the chance to make a move on the team directly above them in the division standings, the Tampa Bay Rays. Archer has been great (2.95 ERA this season), but has been hittable (4.12 ERA) in his last seven starts. Not too many of us can get to that point. “Definitely without you guys, the best fans in baseball, I would never get to this number”.
Miley has given up 3 runs or less in all three outings this month, which includes a 7 inning effort against these Rays. That puts the Red Sox in good position to win the series and leap over the Rays in the standings.