September 21, 2014

G156: Red Sox 3, Orioles 2

Red Sox - 100 011 000 - 3 12  0
Orioles - 000 002 000 - 2  6  0
Mookie Betts began the game by hitting Gonzalez's fourth pitch over the fence.

Jon Shestakofsky:
At 21 years old, Mookie Betts is the youngest Red Sox to hit a leadoff home run in 75 years. Bobby Doerr was 21 when he did it in 1939.
Doerr's home run came on August 1, 1939, but it led off the bottom of the first, not the top. (It seems like a "leadoff home run" should lead off the game, not the home team's first inning.)

Betts, Yoenis Cespedes and Jemile Weeks (who replaced Xander Bogaerts, who left the game in the second inning with a stiff neck) each had two hits. ... David Ross homered in the sixth. ... Rusney Castillo stole the first base of his MLB career.

Example
Joe Kelly / Miguel Gonzalez
Betts, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Nava, 1B
Cespedes, LF
Middlebrooks, 3B
Castillo, CF
Cecchini, DH
Ross, C
Brentz, RF

September 20, 2014

G155: Orioles 7, Red Sox 2

Red Sox - 200 000 000 - 2  6  0
Orioles - 002 220 10x - 7 11  1
David Ortiz was responsible for Boston's scoring tonight. Mookie Betts walked to begin the game and one out later, Flo cranked his 35th home run of the season.
Example
Rubby De La Rosa / Chris Tillman
Betts, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Craig, 1B
Nava, LF
Castillo, CF
Bradley, RF
Middlebrooks, 3B
Vazquez, C

September 19, 2014

Pedro's Book To Be Published Next May

The literary event of 2015!

G154: Red Sox 5, Orioles 3 (10)

Red Sox - 000 210 000 2 - 5  9  1
Orioles - 001 000 200 0 - 3 10  3
David Ortiz's second home run of the night - a two-run blast in the tenth inning (his 34th of the year) - lifted Boston to victory.

Ortiz and Yoenis Cespedes hit back-to-back shots in the fourth. Ortiz's fourth-inning dong gave him 100 RBI for the season, making 2014 his eighth season with at least 30 homers and 100 RBI for the Red Sox. It's the most in franchise history, topping Ted Williams's seven seasons.
Example
Allen Webster / Kevin Gausman
Betts, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Cespedes, LF
Nava, RF
Craig, 1B
Castillo, CF
Cecchini, 3B
Vazquez, C
The Orioles have clinched the AL East title - for the first time since 1997 and only the second time in the last 32 years - and currently lead the division by 14 games.

September 18, 2014

G153: Pirates 3, Red Sox 2

Red Sox - 001 000 010 - 2  8  1
Pirates - 100 110 00x - 3  7  0
Example
Brandon Workman / Gerrit Cole
Betts, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, 1B
Craig, RF
Nava, LF
Middlebrooks, 3B
Bradley, CF
Vazquez, C
Workman, P
Our cleanup hitter is batting .127/.257/.222 in a Red Sox uniform. Pathetic.

September 17, 2014

G152: Pirates 9, Red Sox 1

Red Sox - 000 010 000 - 1  5  1
Pirates - 131 040 00x - 9 15  1
Example
Clay Buchholz / Francisco Liriano
Betts, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Cespedes, LF
Napoli, 1B
Craig, RF
Middlebrooks, 3B
Castillo, CF
Vazquez, C
Buchholz, P
Rusney Castillo will make his major league debut tonight.

September 16, 2014

G151: Pirates 4, Red Sox 0

Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0  7  1
Pirates - 020 001 10x - 4  7  0
Example
Anthony Ranaudo / Charlie Morton
Betts, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Nava, RF
Cespedes, LF
Napoli, 1B
Middlebrooks, 3B
Bradley, CF
Vazquez, C
Ranaudo, P