I expect Davey can outrun anything. He's got a lot of people here pulling for him. I think he probably feels that everywhere. Everywhere he's been, I would think he's got people pulling for him.Nice ring!
The player with the largest WPA* last night?
*: Win Probability Added is the difference in Win Expectancy -- the percent chance a particular team will win based on the score, inning, outs, runners on base, and the run environment -- between the start of the play and the end of the play. That difference is then credited/debited to the batter and the pitcher.
Bill Hall. His two-run homer in the second inning increased the Red Sox chances of winning 15.8%.
Over the last nine games, Victor Martinez and Jason Varitek have thrown out 6 of 7 attempted base stealers (after catching only 2 of 29 in the first 17 games of the season).
The Yankees will not have Javy Vazquez (9.78 ERA; 32 hits and 15 walks in 23 innings) pitch BP at Fenway this weekend. The expected match-ups: Beckett/Hughes, Buchholz/Sabathia, Lester/Burnett.