Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo

Height/Weight: 6' 0"/192 lbs
Bat: L
Throw: L
Born: Tucson, Arizona
College: None
Draft: 2014 2nd round by the

    All eyes were on the homers, but it was Alex Verdugo's 11-pitch walk that sparked the Red Sox in Game 3

    On a night when the big bashers hogged the spotlight, it was an early 11-pitch walk drawn by Alex Verdugo that lit the fuse for all the Red Sox fireworks that followed. Considering that Astros starter José Urquidy had breezed through the first three hitters in the first inning on just 11 pitches and then struck out Xander Bogaerts on three pitches to lead off the second inning, there was no crumb of evidence that the Red Sox offense was up to anything special in Game 3 of the ALCS Monday night.

  • Houston Chronicle

    How one at-bat changed Game 3 of Astros-Red Sox

    Grand slams followed both times. Urquidy had retired the Red Sox in order in the first and struck out Xander Bogaerts to start the second before it came apart. Look back at that first inning, you, and it looked like Urquidy threw how many pitches?

  • CBS Boston

    Alex Verdugo Deserves Credit For Jump-Starting Red Sox' 6-Run Second Inning Vs. Astros

    Through four batters in Game 3 of the ALCS, Houston starter Jose Urquidy was cruising. The right-hander was called upon to give the Astros some much-needed length as the starter, after Game 2 starter Luis Garcia recorded just three outs on Saturday. Urquidy delivered early, easily retiring the Red Sox in order in the first inning, before getting a gifted called strike three on Xander Bogaerts to begin the second inning.