April 21, 2013

G17: Royals 4, Red Sox 2

Royals  - 100 300 000 - 4  8  0
Red Sox - 200 000 000 - 2  8  0
The winning streak was snapped at seven.

I did not watch this one, so you will have to check out the box score (above) and the recaps at MLB and Extra Bases.
Ervin Santana / Ryan Dempster
Ellsbury, CF
Nava, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Saltalamacchia, C
Middlebrooks, 3B
Drew, SS
Gomes, LF
This is the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Friday's postponed game will be played tonight at 7 PM. Pitcher Allen Webster will make his Red Sox debut in the second game.

Boston is 12-4, their best start to a season since a similar beginning to 2002. The only Red Sox teams to win at least 13 of their first 17 games are the 1904 and 1946 clubs (they were both 14-3). Both of those teams won the American League pennant.

The FCC will not punish David Ortiz for his profanity during yesterday's pre-game ceremony: "This is our fucking city!"

It just came out. It just came out, man. It just came out. If I offended anybody, I apologize, but I feel like this town needs to be pumped. It seems like that was it.
More Press Notes:
Red Sox starters have allowed three runs or fewer in all 16 games this month. According to Elias, only two other teams in American League history have streaks as long as 16 games to begin a season: the 1978 A's and the 1981 A's. No AL team has begun a season with a 17-game streak.

This is the Red Sox's longest such streak at any point in a season since an 18-game stretch from July 4-21, 1966.

The Red Sox are 10-0 when scoring first this season. Since at least 1918, this marks the first time the Sox have ever won their first 10 games when scoring first.


allan said...

A Brewers runner steals second base, tries to steal third, gets confused and goes back to first, and is thrown out trying to steal second again! Jayson Stark has the details.

allan said...

Yesterday was the first day in the modern era (since 1900) in which two pitchers (Phil Humber and Rick Porcello) allowed at least 8 runs in less than 1 inning pitched.

laura k said...

The FCC will not punish David Ortiz for his profanity during yesterday's pre-game ceremony

It's about fucking time!

johngoldfine said...

And before yesterday I would have thought it was impossible to like Big Papi any more than I already fucking did!

matthew said...

Fucking Yankees.


allan said...

So, Ortiz -- better on-field speech than Gehrig?