Jul 7, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox first basemanTravis Shaw
(47) singles during the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
The bats were certainly alive for the week with 44 runs in seven games. A number of players had significant contributions to their own personal stat line and to the team’s accumulation of that impressive run total – just ignore the pain of what the staff gave right back.
Mike Napoli had a pair of home runs – one a game winner – and five RBI.
David Ortiz hit .333 for the stretch with a home run and five RBI. Papi started July at .228 and is now up to .246.
Brock Holt, recovering from a knee tweak, played five games hitting .286 with three RBI.
When you are swatting .319 for the season you are always a potential strut and Xander Bogaerts continues to hit. This week it was .345 with eight runs scored. Never satisfied it is now surfacing about the lack of home runs from Xander’s bat. Like winning the lottery and complaining about the taxes.
Rusney Castillo has finally returned and hit .333 for the week with a home run and four RBI, while contributing all positives on defense.
The real strut for the week had a mere two games since being recalled, but what a two games it was for Travis Shaw. The left-handed hitter simply raked – especially on Saturday afternoon with a pair of home runs, five runs scored, three RBI and going 4-4. In the Sunday Loss, Shaw had a pair of hits to continue on an impressive roll.
So Shaw can strut and let’s hope it is not in Pawtucket.