The Boston Red Sox versus Chicago White Sox series has come down to this. After splitting the first two games of their midweek showdown, Boston and Chicago both will vie for the series win Thursday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in the finale of the three-game set. Red Sox manager...
Christian Arroyo, Bobby Dalbec in Boston Red Sox lineup for series finale vs. White Sox; Trevor Story hitting fifth
CHICAGO -- Bobby Dalbec and Christian Arroyo are both in the Red Sox lineup for Thursday’s rubber game against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. Dalbec is at first base and Arroyo is in right field against White Sox lefty Dallas Keuchel. Trevor Story is hitting fifth and Christian Vázquez is hitting seventh for Boston.
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The Red Sox are continuing to get hot for the first time this season, most recently coming from behind for a win on Saturday to give them a chance at a four-game sweep if they can finish the job Sunday. Amid all of that, though, they still aren’t getting much of anything from the first base position. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe)
Dalbec went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI in Saturday's 6-5 win over Seattle. Per usual these days, Dalbec was not in the starting lineup against a righty, but he entered after Alex Verdugo was removed with flu-like symptoms. Franchy Cordero shifted from first base to left field, while Dalbec took Cordero's spot. The Red Sox will learn more about Verdugo's status and were uncertain about his availability Sunday, so Dalbec could slot in against right-hander Logan Gilbert.
Boston Red Sox lineup: Mariners rookie to start on mound Thursday, Jackie Bradley Jr., Bobby Dalbec playing
BOSTON — The Red Sox will face Seattle Mariners rookie George Kirby (one earned run, 10 innings, 0.90 ERA) who was the 20th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. The game is on NESN locally and MLB Network out of market. This is the first game of a four-game series vs. Seattle.
Will a pair of regular starters push the Boston Red Sox over the hump that is the Houston Astros?. Bobby Dalbec and Christian Vázquez return to the Red Sox lineup on Wednesday for their series finale against the Astros at Fenway Park. The teams split the first two games of the series — Boston won Monday, and Houston triumphed Tuesday — and winner of Wednesday’s matchup will claim the series.
Bobby Dalbec has had a slow start to the 2022 season but advice from a former Red Sox first baseman might have helped boost the confidence of the 26-year-old. Boston scored a season-high 11 runs in its win over the Rangers on Sunday. Dalbec got his chance to start after Alex Verdugo was deemed unable to play due to a right foot contusion. The first baseman went 2-for-5, recorded an RBI single and scored two runs.
Dalbec started at first base and went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 11-3 win over Texas. Since Franchy Cordero was called up two weeks ago, Dalbec has sat against right-handed starters, but he was in the lineup Saturday against Glenn Otto while Cordero covered left field for the injured Alex Verdugo (foot). Dalbec hasn't hit pitchers of either hand very well in 2022. He had similar issues last season before getting hot over August and September. The Red Sox had thought Dalbec turned a corner then, but the struggles have continued this year.
Will a pair of Boston Red Sox regulars help build momentum against the Los Angeles Angels?. Catcher Christian Vázquez and first baseman Bobby Dalbec return to the Red Sox lineup for Wednesday’s matchup with Angels, the second contest in their three-game series at Fenway Park. Vázquez and Dalbec both started Tuesday’s series opener on the bench. The Red Sox were leading the Angels 3-0 when Dalbec replaced Franchy Cordero at the start of the eighth inning, and Boston went on to win 4-0.
Dalbec started at first base and went 1-for-4 in Thursday's 8-0 loss to the Angels. Dalbec was recently demoted to a platoon role at first base, sitting against right-handers while Franchy Cordero mans the position, but Cordero was needed in the outfield to help cover for the ailing Enrique Hernandez (illness). So, Dalbec was in the lineup against the Angels' Shohei Ohtani. His second-inning single snapped an 0-for-16 run. Either against righties (.462 OPS) or lefties (.349), Dalbec has not been good.
Dalbec went 0-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in Wednesday's 10-5 extra-inning loss to the Angels. With lefty Reid Detmers on the bump for the Angels, Dalbec returned to the starting lineup but watched his batting average dip to a season-low .141. The 26-year-old corner infielder will continue to platoon with Franchy Cordero at first base, but prospect Triston Casas is nipping at his heels at Triple-A Worcester.
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Dalbec will start at first base against left-handers, while Franchy Cordero slots in against righties, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Dalbec's season-opening funk finally cost him plate appearances, reducing him to the short side of a platoon. Cordero was called up Friday and started against Baltimore right-hander Kyle Bradish. With O's righty Spenser Watkins projected to start Saturday, Dalbec should open the game on the bench. Dalbec, who entered Friday's game as a defensive replacement, is batting .154 through 19 games.
Dalbec isn't starting Friday's game against the Orioles, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. Dalbec will have a chance to reset after going 0-for-9 with an RBI, a walk and five strikeouts over his last three appearances. Franchy Cordero will start at first base and bat sixth after his contract was selected by the Red Sox on Friday.
Triston Casas’ call to Boston Red Sox could be accelerated by struggles of Bobby Dalbec, Travis Shaw | Chris Cotillo
The Red Sox like being patient with their top prospects and seem to do everything in their power to make sure they’re not rushing them to the majors. But the team’s struggles at first base -- and offensively as a whole -- might accelerate Triston Casas’ path to the big leagues.
Dalbec went 1-for-4 with an RBI-triple and scored a run in Saturday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Rays. A nine-inning pitchers' duel, which included nine no-hit innings by Tampa Bay pitching, turned wild in the 10th. Dalbec delivered the game's first run and scored on a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning, but the Rays came back in the bottom half of the frame. Dalbec's slow start is like his 2021 season; he's 8-for-48 (.167) with one home run, two RBI and a .523 OPS through 13 games.
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