Red Sox Series Preview: Round 2 Vs. Yankees at Fenway

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Apr 29, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder

Mookie Betts

(50) signals after catching a fly ball hit by Toronto Blue Jays second baseman

Devon Travis

(not pictured) during the third inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox Key Players To Watch:

  • Center fielder Mookie Betts is coming off of his latest memorable moment, with his big catch at the wall against the Toronto Blue Jays. He also had the walk-off single to win the game before. It seems, whether on the field or at the plate, Betts finds a way to contribute. With 6 hits and 4 RBIs in his last 4 games, Betts is the man to watch for the Red Sox.
  • Left fielder Hanley Ramirez hurt his foot a little while ago, but he didn’t let it slow him down, much. In his last 7 games, Ramirez has 5 home runs and 10 RBIs, while hitting .360. Han-Ram also has the season’s home run lead with Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners, leading both major leagues with 10 homers. Red-hot Ramirez will be the force that the Yankees will fear most in this series.
  •  After a bit of a slow start, third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been hitting much better. He has raised his batting average to .312, with 2 home runs and 7 RBIs in his last 10 games. Although he went 0-for-4 in his last game against the Toronto Blue Jays, most of those at-bats were against knuckler R.A. Dickey. Sandoval won’t see a pitcher like that in this series. Considering he has been hitting .385 at Fenway Park, Kung Fu Panda should have the confidence to belt some Bronx-Bomber pitching.