May 31, 2015

G51: Rangers 4, Red Sox 3

Red Sox - 110 001 000 - 3 11  3
Rangers - 101 000 002 - 4  8  1
Josh Hamilton, pinch-hitting with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, doubled home two runs off Koji Uehara to give Texas a win.

The Red Sox held three leads during the game - and lost them all.

Manager John Farrell met with five of the team's veterans before the game. ESPN reported that Farrell was "looking for more aggressiveness. He felt the team had a 'very tentative approach' to Saturday's game". Perhaps answering that call for aggressiveness, the Red Sox stole four bases in today's game (Hanley Ramirez, Mookie Betts, Blake Swihart, Rusney Castillo).

Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4. ... Castillo and Ramirez each had two hits. ... All 11 of Boston's hits were singles.

May is now complete:
Fewest Runs/Game (In May In Team History)
1907 - 2.38 - 57 runs in 24 games (7-17)
1906 - 2.81 - 73 runs in 26 games (4-22)
2015 - 2.83 - 82 runs in 29 games (10-19)
1914 - 3.08 - 80 runs in 26 games (13-13)
1915 - 3.09 - 72 runs in 21 games (12-9)
Note: The 1915 team went on to win the World Series.
Example
Joe Kelly / Wandy Rodriguez
Pedroia, 2B
Betts, CF
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Napoli, 1B
Sandoval, 3B
Bogaerts, SS
Swihart, C
Castillo, RF

1 comment:

D.Ing said...

"Tentative approach," huh? Kind of like intentionally walking the winning run instead of letting your go-to guy deal with him, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth? I'd call that pretty "tentative," John.