The Boston Red Sox will sport an unconventional positional lineup as they test their mettle against the Atlanta Braves. Red Sox manager Alex Cora has reworked Boston’s outfield for Tuesday’s series opener at Truist Park. Since there is no designated hitter at National League ballparks, J.D. Martinez, who bats third, will play left field as part of a larger outfield shuffle.
Renfroe went 2-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and another RBI in Tuesday's 10-8 win over Atlanta. Renfroe was back in the starting lineup after getting a breather Monday. He went back-to-back with Rafael Devers in the first inning for his eighth homer and first in 14 games. He's settled into a regular role now that his bat heated up. In April, he started 18 of 28 games and batted .167 with a .485 OPS. Once May rolled around, Renfroe began hitting with more regularity (.319 and .938), solidifying his presence in the lineup. He's started 37 of the last 40 games.
Boston Red Sox lineup: Hunter Renfroe sitting vs. Blue Jays; Marwin Gonzalez in left field as club tries to salvage split
BOSTON -- Hunter Renfroe is out of the Red Sox lineup and Marwin Gonzalez is starting in left field as Boston closes out an eight-game homestand with a matchup against the Blue Jays on Monday night. Alex Verdugo is starting in right field, Kiké Hernández is in center field and...
The Red Sox and Blue Jays are set for the finale of their four-game series at Fenway Park. Boston and Toronto split the first two contests, but the Blue Jays on Sunday homered their way to an 18-4 win over the Red Sox. Alex Cora on Monday will send Nathan Eovaldi to the hill with Boston looking to salvage a series split, while Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo will counter with righty Alek Manoah.
One thing that Hunter Renfroe and other Major League Baseball hitters have said consistently is that they’re OK with pitchers using foreign substances to improve their grips on the baseball — to a point. Yet while traditional substances like pine tar and rosin are within acceptable boundaries, certain newer substances...
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Former first-round draft pick Hunter Renfroe is frequently stereotyped as an “all-or-nothing” or “two-outcome” hitter. Basically, someone who’s expected to either strike out or hit a homer in a given at bat. It’s hard to argue with this sentiment, as Renfroe has finished with a strikeout rate below 25 percent just once during his four-year tenure as a big leaguer. Coincidentally, that year, 2018, was also the only year he finished with a wRC+ over 100. Renfroe’s success at the plate typically correlates with his ability to limit strikeouts and make more contact. And when he makes contact, the ball typically goes far.
Boston Red Sox’s Hunter Renfroe throws out runner with 98 mph assist from right field but jokes ‘there’s more in the tank’
BOSTON -- After tying the major-league lead with his seventh outfield assist -- a 98 mph throw from right field to gun down Alex Bregman in the first inning of Wednesday’s game -- Red Sox outfielder Hunter Renfroe tried to play coy. Despite the toss being tied for the hardest thrown outfield assist in the majors this season, he wouldn’t admit it was one of the best of his career.
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Hunter Renfroe charges to make a play in right field and fires home to nab Alex Bregman to end the top of the 1st inning.
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora admitted Wednesday night if there is one thing that’s going well after their two-game slide against the Houston Astros, it’s been the two-way production from Hunter Renfroe. The right fielder put together his most recent dazzling display on defense with his seventh assist of...
At this point, the Red Sox must be thrilled with what they’ve gotten from Hunter Renfroe. The right fielder signed with Boston to little fanfare and struggled out of the gate, fueling calls for the Red Sox to shuffle their outfield. However, since the start of May, Renfroe has been one of the best right fielders in baseball, especially on defense.
Renfroe is on the bench for Saturday's game against the Yankees, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports. He receives a day off in the midst of a scorching-hot, 13-for-27 stretch in his last eight games. Renfroe also has eight extra-base hits in that span. Alex Verdugo will play right field Saturday, with Danny Santana in left.
Renfroe is batting fifth and playing right field Saturday against the Yankees, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports. So much for the day off, as Renfroe will be called upon to fill in for J.D. Martinez, a late scratch for undisclosed reasons. In his career against Yankees' starter Jameson Taillon, Renfroe is 3-for-6 with a homer and a double.
Boston Red Sox lineup: Hunter Renfroe moved up to 6th spot vs. Astros; Danny Santana playing over Bobby Dalbec again
HOUSTON -- Hunter Renfroe is hitting sixth and Danny Santana is starting over Bobby Dalbec once again as the Red Sox face the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night. Renfroe, who homered in Monday’s 11-2 loss, hit ninth in the series opener but was moved up in the lineup against right-hander Luis Garcia. Santana, who is 3-for-20 (.150) since joining the team last Friday, is starting against a right-hander for the second straight day while Dalbec sits.
Hunter Renfroe was almost unstoppable throughout the month of May. After a slow start to the season in April, Renfroe came alive throughout May hitting .319 across 24 games and chipping in six home runs and 15 RBIs to go along with 18 runs scored. Although the Red Sox fell...
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As we turn the calendar over from May and begin the month of June, Eduardo Rodriguez is clearly trending in the wrong direction for this team. (Ian Browne; RedSox.com) It’s been a weird down stretch for the Red Sox lefty, however, as there are certainly some underlying metrics around his game that suggest he shouldn’t be this bad right now. What do we make of him at the moment? (Rob Bradford; WEEI)
Red Sox’ Hunter Renfroe crushes seventh home run of season to put finishing touches on strong month of May; ‘When he’s locked in, it’s fun to watch,’ Alex Cora says
While the Red Sox found themselves on the wrong side of an 11-2 blowout against the Astros to close out their month of May, Hunter Renfroe at least ended his month on a solid note at Minute Maid Park on Monday evening. Batting out of the nine-hole, Renfroe went 2-for-3...
Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers carried the Red Sox lineup at times through May, and both J.D. Martinez and Alex Verdugo offered solid follow-ups to their outstanding Aprils. But in addition to that Big Four, the Sox enjoyed the emergence of another player who delivered steady thump throughout the month of May.
While Eduardo Rodriguez will likely be very happy to see the calendar turn to June, Hunter Renfroe is probably hoping his May would never end. The right fielder was the lone bright spot in the Red Sox’ 11-2 blowout loss to the Astros, as he finished his strong month with another productive performance. Renfroe was responsible for both of the Sox’ runs, hitting a leadoff double in the sixth and coming around to score before smoking a solo homer in the eighth.
Red Sox outfielder Hunter Renfroe has been on fire since in May. The Boston Red Sox did not have a set starting outfield heading into the 2021 season. Alex Verdugo was expected to play almost every day in either center or right but other than him, the team was expected to rotate between several players to fill the other two spots.
Hunter Renfroe is seeing the ball well right now. The Boston Red Sox outfielder got out to a slow start at the plate last month but has turned things around in a major way throughout the month of May. Renfroe has crushed five home runs and driven in 14 RBIs...