If there’s one thing we know about Pablo Sandoval after the first 10 games of the season is he takes his base running very seriously.
The 5-foot-11, 255-pound third baseman isn’t afraid to go hard into second base and break up a potential double play.
Sandoval has done it on a few occasions early on this year and did it again Friday night in the second inning, taking out Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop, allowing Mike Napoli to reach first base.
The next time Sandoval stepped to the plate, with Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez not allowing a hit through 3 2/3 innings, he plunked Sandoval in the back of the shoulder. Home plate umpire Jordan Baker immediately ejected Jimenez, as he felt it was intentional.
Many of the Red Sox players didn’t feel like Jimenez...
Bruins prospect Matt Grzelcyk announced that he will return to Boston University for his senior season at the team’s awards banquet Friday night. He had been mulling the possibility of signing with the Bruins and forgoing his senior year.
Grzelcyk, a 5-foot-10 defenseman from Charlestown whom the B’s drafted in the third round in 2012, served as BU’s captain this past season and will reprise the role next year. He finished fourth nationally among defensemen with 38 points (10 goals, 28 asssists) in 41 games and was named a First Team All-American.
As the leader of a defense corps that featured four freshmen, Grzelcyk helped guide BU to a Hockey East regular-season title, a Hockey East tournament title and a Frozen Four appearance. The Terriers’ season ended with a 4-3 loss to Providence in last Saturday’s national championship game.
Another interesting development at BU’s awards banquet was that Hobey...
Friday’s Red Sox-Orioles game had a tense moment early on, and a thrilling moment at the end, as the Red Sox picked up their first walk-off win of the year.
Napoli started the inning off with a walk, and got to second base on a perfect sacrifice bunt by Daniel Nava.
“He’s doing it in a way where he’s not susceptible to any one side of the plate,” manager John Farrell said of Bogaerts....
Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez had thrown 3 2/3 innings of hitless ball against the Red Sox Friday until he was ejected for hitting Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval with a pitch in the back of the shoulder.
There were no warnings issued beforehand, and Kevin Gausman replaced Jimenez.
Jimenez had only allowed base runners on three walks to that point in the game.
Warnings were issued to both teams following the ejection.
Sandoval did go hard into second base to break up a double play in the second inning and that may have been the reason for home plate umpire Jordan Baker to eject Jimenez, as he felt there was intent.
After sitting out the series finale against the Nationals Wednesday afternoon, third baseman Pablo Sandoval and designated hitter David Ortiz return for the series opener against the Orioles Friday night at Fenway Park.
Sandoval left Tuesday’s game after being hit by a pitch on his foot. Manager John Farrell said Wednesday Sandoval could’ve played, but they wanted to give him a day off. Farrell said it was a regular down day for Ortiz.
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