Fans have high hopes for the 2015 Boston Red Sox. To date, Boston is 8-5 in Grapefruit League play and has been led by the impressive play of outfielder, Mookie Betts. Betts, who is one of the best prospects in baseball, has ten hits in 23 at-bats. Betts will contend for playing time when Boston heads north for Opening Day. Newcomers Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez haven’t fared as well as Betts has this spring. Ramirez and Sandoval have just four hits in 19 and 20 at-bats, respectively. After missing out on Jon Lester in free agency, Clay Buchholz will be tasked with leading Boston’s rotation. Buchholz is 2-0 and has not allowed an earned run in six innings. Joe Kelly, who is expected to anchor the back half of Boston’s rotation, has struggled. Kelly has allowed nine earned runs and 17 hits in just seven innings. Boston’s success is directly tied to its starting pitching, so Kelly must improve before Opening Day.
Boston will play ten home games during April. According to TicketIQ, tickets on the Red Sox schedule have an average price of $102.51. Opening Day, which features an intriguing matchup against Washington on April 13th, features the highest ticket prices during April. The average ticket price for Red Sox Opening Day tickets is $222.64, while the get-in price is $78. The next most expensive home game during April features a matchup against Toronto on April 27th. The average ticket price for this matchup is $157.75 while the get-in price is $10. The least expensive home game during April features a matchup against Toronto on April 29th. The average ticket price for this matchup is $55.86 while the get-in price is $9.
Expectations are high for the 2015 Boston Red Sox. Fans are expecting the team to return to its winning ways after a very disappointing 2014 campaign. Fenway Park is one of the best venues in baseball, so expect a spirited effort from Boston on Opening Day against Washington.