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Red Sox Farm Report: Brock Holt extends mini-hitting streak

Nick Friar
May 23, 2019 - 7:09 am

Brock Holt had himself another 1-for-3 night for Triple-A Pawtucket in the team’s 8-6 loss to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Wednesday. After going hitless in the first game of his second rehab stint on May 15, Holt has a hit in each of his last six games. He’s 6-for-20 (.300) with a home run, two doubles, two RBI and three walks during the stretch.

Holt was back at shortstop in the loss to the RailRiders. He fielded each of the five grounders hit his way in seven innings of work, while Dustin Pedroia was only tested three times and fielded each ball cleanly, as well. Pedroia was pulled for a pinch runner in the eighth after being walked. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Marco Hernandez went 0-for-2 as Pawtucket’s designated hitter, after going 4-for-5 with a home run on Tuesday. In his four games with Pawtucket, Hernandez is hitting .267 (4-for-15), but all of his hits came from that Tuesday performance.

 

Matheny also streaking

Tate Matheny had a slow start to the 2019 season with Double-A Portland and hadn’t seen his average at or above .200 for multiple days (currently .215) until Tuesday and Wednesday’s games against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees). Matheny has remained above the Mendoza line by going 2-for-4 in back-to-back nights, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. During the stretch, Matheny has gone 12-for-35 (.342), driven in four runs and hit five doubles.