The Boston Red Sox have had 52 players this season….so far, the most in the American League and only 3 behind the Pittsburgh Pirates with 55. (The Sox had 52 players last year too.) The team has used 25 pitchers so far this season, tied for the most in the American League with the Kansas City Royals.
There are currently 35 players on the Red Sox active roster: 17 pitchers, 4 catchers, 6 infielders, 7 outfielders, 1 Designated Hitter (5 on the DL).
Tuesday night’s Sox/Orioles’ game at Fenway Park was Hideki Okajima’s 250th career MLB appearance. And our # 41 catcher Victor Martinez tops the American League for catchers with 73 RBI for the season (NL has Atlanta’s Brian McCann with the # 1 spot overall for catchers with 75 RBI so far this season).
Red Sox 3B Adrian “The Enforcer” Beltre is only 1 shy of reaching 100 RBI this season. (He is 10th in the American League so far in 2010).
Cy Young candidate RHP for the Boston Red Sox’s Clay Buchholz is having a spectacular year on the mound. His ERA is 2.39 as of today, 3rd in MLB, 2nd in the American League. Tuesday’s game was his 9th start allowing ZERO earned runs….tied for the top spot in MLB this 2010 season !!
The 2010 is wrapping-up, and the Red Sox are currently still in the 3rd place spot in the American League East …. 8 games behind the leader (Yankees) and 6.5 games behind the Wild Card leader for the American League (Rays) with only 10 games left to be played in the 2010 regular season.
Enjoy the remaining 10 games, for the sake of watching live baseball….cheer for your team and realize that this has been an extraordinary year of injuries and complications for the guys.
– fenway fruitgirl 2010 “BEHIND THE NET”
One of the new players in our Red Sox roster, is not new to baseball at all. Our new jersey # 22 is a well-known National League 3rd Baseman named Bill Hall. (Formerly of the Milwaukee Brewers since 2002 & Seattle Mariners)
Weighing-in at 210 lbs., Bill is a fairly big guy who can use his body to belt the ball deep into the outfield, or right out into the stands of Fenway Park. The 6 foot tall veteran had a slow start to the season in April, but learned the Fenway outfield on the cuff, and has made great strides in both his fielding, and his at-bats in May.
31-year-old Hall is a true “Utility Man” in just about every sense of the word. The Boston Red Sox primarily use him as an outfielder, but he is comfortable as an infielder (2B,SS,3B) as well, and has already also acted as the Sox’s Emergency Catcher while starting catcher Victor Martinez was out with a broken toe and veteran catcher Jason Varitek acted as regular catcher.
On two occasions so far this season, Hall has also filled-in as a pitcher ! (Late in the game on 5/8/10 vs. Yankees & as closer on 5/28/10 vs. the Royals) Now that’s a true Utility Man !
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Bill, and he is a gracious and friendly guy…one that I look forward to seeing blossom through the year in our lineup and out on the green grass field of my beloved Fenway.
(I told ya I’d be writing about ya Bill…..I’ll be watching you from BEHIND THE NET (Home plate)
– fenway fruitgirl 2010 “BEHIND THE NET” (photos shown are from mlb.com)*