Red Sox Series Preview: Vs. Texas Rangers

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May 17, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Boston Red Sox left fielder

Brock Holt

(left) gets a high-five from shortstop

Xander Bogaerts

(2) after making a catch in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox Key Players To Watch:

  • In the last seven games, center fielder Mookie Betts may only have hit .120, but all of his three hits led to three RBIs, which leads the team in that time, sadly. Offensively and defensively, Betts has proven to be clutch.
  • After coming back from the disabled list, right fielder Shane Victorino has hit .353 in 17 at-bats, leading the team in batting average in that span. His double, home run, and a stolen base is evidence that Victorino wants to prove that the leg injury is in the past, and that he’s ready to heat up the present.
  • Utility player Brock Holt has been letting his play speak for itself, hanging very much with the rest of the veterans on the club. His .307 season batting average, .267 in the last seven days, has been a result of his lefty bat adding variety to the Red Sox lineup. Look for Holt to take advantage of his .440 slugging power around the short fence in Fenway’s right field at some point, soon.