Nuggets for Boston Red Sox Nation

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With 1 game under their belts, the Boston Red Sox are 1-0 and on pace to win 162 games this year (just kidding). The chances of that happening is slim-to-none. Anyways, what better way to pump up Red Sox fans than throwing out some little nuggets.

Red Sox Debut

Chris Sale is making his Red Sox debut tonight…In 9 appearances (7 starts) against the NL Central, he is 4-1 with a 1.00 ERA (6 ER/54.0 IP), a .171 opponent AVG (33-for-193), and 11.5 SO/9.0 IP (69 SO, 9 BB)… He has never faced the Pirates.

Game 1K for Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval enters today with 999 career games played in the regular season (San Francisco Giants – 869, Red Sox – 130).

Present vs. Past

Dustin Pedroia enters today with 1,399 games played, tied with Red Sox Hall of Famer Dom DiMaggio for 11th-most in franchise history.

“D” & Offense

Jackie Bradley Jr. went 1-for-3 with a triple in Monday’s win vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates… In his last 207 games (beginning 8/9/15), Bradley paces the AL and is tied for the ML lead with 12 triples… In that same time, Bradley’s 13 assists as a CF lead the AL and are tied for most in the majors.

Door Slammed Shut

Craig Kimbrel has converted each of his last 20 save chances since 6/4/16, the majors’ 2nd-longest active streak behind Baltimore Orioles Zach Britton (49). Kimbrel has converted each of his 18 career save opportunities at Fenway Park, including 1 with the Atlanta Braves in 2012…Has allowed 0 runs and only 4 hits in those 18 games (18.0 IP, 4 BB, 30 SO, 4-for-57, .070 opp. AVG).

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