3/17/22 Red Sox Spring Training Game Notes: Bobby Dalbec Smashes 2-Run Homer, Boston Blows Out Twins in Opener

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The Boston Red Sox blew out the Minnesota Twins Thursday, as Bobby Dalbec smashed a two-run jack before piling on 12 more runs en route to a 14-1 win. Here are some notes from Boston’s rout of the Twins.

  • Dalbec smashed a two-run homer in the first inning — the first homer of the year across all of baseball
  • Franchy Cordero and Yolmer Sanchez both went 2-for-3 on the day with a run, while Sanchez added a stolen base
  • First baseman Tyreque Reed, who spent 2021 with High-A Salem and Double-A Portland, went 2-for-2 with three RBI and a double
  • Catcher Elih Marrero, who spent 2021 with Reed at Low-A Greenville, also went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and a trio of RBI
  • David Hamilton — acquired in the Jackie Bradley Jr.-Hunter Renfroe trade, and Jeter Downs both worked a pair of walks

  • It was smooth sailing for the majority of Sox pitchers, as Michael Feliz, Taylor Cole, Zack Kelly, and Tyler Danish all pitched a scoreless frame, while John Schreiber pitched a pair of innings
  • The one struggle on the mound was Chris Murphy, who spent last season with High-A Salem and Double-A Portland, yielded three walks and was nabbed with an earned run after a groundout moved the runner over
  • Andrew Politi worked himself out of Murphy’s jam in the third, before hurling a clean fourth

The Red Sox will take on the Rays tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. ET, with Nate Eovaldi taking the mound. Tomorrow is when every major-league team will play, whereas today saw just three games take place.

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