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Debuts to forget for Red Sox hitters

The 6-7-8-9 hitters in the Red Sox starting lineup are playing in their first World Series, but it hasn’t been pretty. A look at their struggles:

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Jonny Gomes

  • Career postseason games before World Series: 12

  • World Series (through 2 games): 0-for-7

  • Strikeouts: 1


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Jarrod Saltalamacchia

  • Career postseason games before World Series: 8

  • World Series (through 2 games): 0-for-3, walk

  • Strikeouts: 2

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Stephen Drew

  • Career postseason games before World Series: 22

  • World Series (through 2 games): 1-7, run scored

  • Strikeouts: 3

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Xander Bogaerts

  • Career postseason games before World Series: 6

  • World Series (through 2 games): 0-6, RBI

  • Strikeouts: 4

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Totals

  • World Series (through 2 games): 1-for-23

  • Strikeouts: 10

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