Paul Hoover

Paul Hoover

Height/Weight: 6' 1"/218 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Columbus, Ohio
College: Kent State
Draft: 1997 23rd round by the
  • Bleacher Report

    Red Sox Star Rafael Devers Becomes 1st Player to Strike Out on Pitch-Clock Violation

    Rafael Devers is the face of the Boston Red Sox, and while he posted two hits and an RBI entering the ninth inning of Thursday's Opening Day matchup against the Baltimore Orioles, he also made a crucial mistake. On a 1-2 count in the bottom of the eighth inning with no runners on base and no outs, Devers was called for strike three and ruled out on a pitch-clock violation after not stepping into the batter's box within the allotted time. Devers is the first player in Major League Baseball to strike out on a pitch-clock violation. There is a 30-second timer between batters, a 15-second timer with the bases empty and a 20-second timer with runners on base.

  • Associated Press

    Rutschman has 5 hits in opener, Orioles outlast Red Sox 10-9

    Adley Rutschman became the first catcher in major league history with five hits on opening day, and the Baltimore Orioles survived a wild ninth inning to beat the Boston Red Sox 10-9 on Thursday. Playing in his first season opener after starring for the Orioles as a rookie last year, Rutschman homered in his first at-bat and finished 5-for-5 with a career-best four RBIs and a walk on a chilly day at Fenway Park, with temperature of 38 degrees at first pitch. Ramon Urias hit a two-run homer for Baltimore, which finished with 15 hits, nine walks and five stolen bases.


    Masataka Yoshida's RBI single

    Masataka Yoshida drives home Rafael Devers with his first hit in the MLB, a ground ball to right-center field in the bottom of the 6th