August 30, 2014

G135: Red Sox at Rays, 7 PM

Red Sox - 
Rays    - 
Allen Webster / Jake Odorizzi
Holt, 3B
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Cespedes, LF
Nava, RF
Craig, 1B
Betts, CF
Bogaerts, SS
Ross, C
Example

August 29, 2014

G134: Red Sox 8, Rays 4

Red Sox - 350 000 000 - 8 11  0
Rays    - 010 020 001 - 4  9  3
The Red Sox sent nine men to the plate in both the first and second innings against Chris "Guardian Of The Game" Archer (4-9-8-2-3, 98). Mookie Betts's grand slam was the big blow in the second.

The last game in which the Red Sox batted around in each of the first two innings? August 14, 1962. ... Betts is the youngest Red Sox player to hit a grand slam since Tony Conigliaro (August 24, 1965, G1).

Daniel Nava had three hits, and Yoenis Cespedes, Brock Holt, and Betts each had two. Cespedes also scored twice and drove in two runs. ... Anthony Ranaudo (6-5-3-3-4, 99) has pitched six innings in each of his three major league starts. Boston has won all three of those games.
Example
Anthony Ranaudo / Chris Archer
Holt, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Cespedes, LF
Napoli, 1B
Nava, RF
Betts, CF
Middlebrooks, 3B
Vazquez, C
The Red Sox need to win 12 of their remaining 29 games to finish at 70-92, which would be one game better than their performance in 2012.

August 27, 2014

G133: Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 2

Red Sox   - 000 002 000 - 2  5  1
Blue Jays - 100 000 40x - 5  6  1
Example
Joe Kelly / Marcus Stroman
Holt, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Nava, LF
Craig, RF
Betts, CF
Middlebrooks, 3B
Ross, C
Edwin Escobar was called up, while Heath Hembree was optioned to Pawtucket. ... Xander Bogaerts will be activated on Saturday in Tampa Bay. ... 20 Questions with Brock Holt.

August 26, 2014

G132: Red Sox 11, Blue Jays 7 (11)

Red Sox   - 300 000 100 07 - 11 14  0
Blue Jays - 001 110 100 03 -  7 15  2
Elias:
The Red Sox have played well over 3,000 extra innings (that's individual innings, not extra-inning games) in franchise history, and it's only the fourth time that they have scored at least seven runs in one of those innings (against Detroit in 2005, at Angel Stadium in 1982, and at Comiskey Park against the White Sox in 1973).
Also, the Blue Jays played their fourth consecutive extra-innings game for the first time since September 16-20, 1991.
Example
Rubby De La Rosa / R.A. Dickey
Holt, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Cespedes, LF
Napoli, DH
Nava, RF
Craig, 1B
Middlebrooks, 3B
Betts, CF
Vazquez, C

August 25, 2014

G131: Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 (10)

Red Sox   - 000 030 000 1 - 4  8  0
Blue Jays - 000 000 003 0 - 3  5  0
Example
Clay Buchholz / J.A. Happ
Holt, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Cespedes, LF
Napoli, DH
Craig, 1B
Nava, RF
Middlebrooks, 3B
Betts, CF
Vazquez, C

August 24, 2014

Bogaerts Placed On Concussion DL

The Red Sox have placed Xander Bogaerts - who was hit in the head by Felix Hernandez on Friday night - on the seven-day disabled list.

The team has called up Carlos Rivero, 26, who is hitting .286/.341/.407 in 74 games with Pawtucket.

Since August 2, Bogaerts has been 6-for-62 (.097/.183/.129). For the season, he's at .223/.293/.333.

G130: Mariners 8, Red Sox 6

Mariners - 300 120 011 - 8 13  0
Red Sox  - 302 000 010 - 6 13  0
Kelly Johnson struck out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth as the Red Sox lost their eighth consecutive game. Boston finished its homestand with a 2-9 record, the first time the team has lost nine games during a homestand since 1994.

Johnson was batting in the ninth as the DH because David Ortiz left the game in the sixth inning after fouling a ball off his right shin. (Ortiz has been red-hot at the plate, reaching base in 20 of his last 26 plate appearances.)

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. .. Will Middlebrooks drove in three runs. ... Brock Holt, Mookie Betts, Allen Craig, and Middlebrooks each had two hits. ... Holt scored twice. ... Webster: 4.1-8-6-2-5, 79.
Example
Hisashi Iwakuma / Allen Webster
Holt, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Cespedes, LF
Napoli, 1B
Craig, RF
Middlebrooks, 3B
Betts, CF
Vazquez, C
Xander Bogaerts will undergo more concussion tests today. ... Brandon Workman was optioned to Pawtucket and Heath Hembree was called up.