There was a new face in the Boston Red Sox’s lineup Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers. Highly touted prospect Sam Travis made his Major League Baseball debut just one day after being called up to the big league club. The 23-year-old would make his presence known, as he recorded two hits and helped the Sox pick up a 9-4 victory at Fenway Park. Red Sox manager John Farrell was impressed with Travis’ debut performance, both with the glove and the bat. “I don’t know if you can do a whole lot better,” Farrell said, as seen on NESN’s Red Sox postgame coverage. “He had some nice plays defensively, but he looks so comfortable in the batter’s box. It was a special night for him and his family.
Acquiring pitchers who stay healthy hasnt been the easiest for Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski since he got to Boston. The Texas Rangers, on the other hand, seem to be having success taking pitchers with prior injury concerns and revitalizing them. Righty Andrew Cashner has been on the disabled list seven times.
With the first game streaming to Facebook last week, Major League Baseball will begin streaming games live to Twitter. The deal between the social media platform and MLB was announced last year. Financial terms were not released. The first game will stream on Friday between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05 pm EDT. After that game, the schedule will shift to games each Tuesday. Here is the Tuesday night schedule of out-of-market MLB games streamed to Twitter (subject to change; blackout restrictions apply): 5/30: Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox, 8:10 pm EDT 6/6: Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs, 8:05 pm EDT 6/13: LA Dodgers vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:10 pm EDT 6/20: Washington