Taking A Look At The Sights From Boston Red Sox Opening Day At Fenway Park
Opening Day at Fenway Park
One the best days of the year is when your team has its first game at home. The Boston Red Sox had their home opener yesterday as they took on the Baltimore Orioles. The Red Sox continued their winning ways as they won and it helps Boston fans forget about last season.
It was not a high-scoring affair, but in the seventh, Daniel Nava hit a three-run homer over the Green Monster. Red Sox manager John Farrell put in Nava into the lineup to replace Jackie Bradley Jr., who was struggling in the Toronto Blue Jays series. Nava showed his coach his appreciation by showing Farrell he made the right decision.
Ian Browne from MLB.com spoke with Nava after the game about his home run that proved to be the game-winning hit.
"It's special because it's Opening Day, which is a special experience just to begin with. And then for me, it's special because of the journey I've taken. I wasn't trying to hit a home run. It just worked out like that,” said Nava.
Those three runs were all the Red Sox needed to win the game, which made Clay Buchholz the winning pitcher. Clay now is 2-0 this season with an ERA of 0.64. In yesterday’s game Buchholz struck out eight batters and allowed only three hits.
If you were not able to attend the Opening Day festivities at Fenway Park, here is a small glimpse to make you feel right at the ballpark.
Fans Outside of Fenway Park
Fans flock around Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox took on the Baltimore Orioles.
Fans entering Gate D at Fenway Park
Boston Red Sox fans are entering Fenway Park in hopes that manager John Farrell will do a better job than Bobby Valentine.
Fan's view of the ballpark
If you have never been to Fenway Park, make sure you get to see at least one game at the historic park.
The Boston Red Sox players start to warm up on the field.
Bill Monbouquette and Ted Lepcio
As per usual in Boston, there are former players to join in the Opening Day festivities. Here are former Boston Red Sox players hall of fame pitcher Bill Monbouquette (left) and player Ted Lepcio (right) on the field.
John Farrell and Buck Showalter
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell greet each other before the start of the game.
Boston Red Sox former pitcher Pedro Martinez hangs out with Red Sox mascot Wally and some young fans before the game starts. Martinez is a fan favorite and likes to come back on these occasions.
Daniel Nava gets a warm welcome
Boston Red Sox players Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli celebrate with Daniel Nava after he hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. His home run proved to be the winning hit for the Red Sox.