July 30, 2015

G103: Red Sox 8, White Sox 2

White Sox - 200 000 000 - 2  7  0
Red Sox   - 100 024 10x - 8 13  0
David Ortiz went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI. ... Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 and scored twice. ... Rusney Castillo had two hits, including his second home run of the year, and two runs scored. ... Wright: 7-6-2-2-8, 116.

Daniel Nava was designated for assignment and Tommy Layne was optioned to Pawtucket to make room on the roster for relief pitchers Jonathan Aro and Jean Machi.
Chris Sale / Steven Wright
Holt, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ramirez, LF
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Castillo, RF
Sandoval, 3B
Swihart, C
Bradley, CF
The White Sox once again jumped out to a fast start [on Wednesday night], scoring six times in the first three innings in their 9-2 win at Boston. It was the third straight game in which Chicago scored at least five runs before the start of the fourth inning, all wins at Fenway Park. The White Sox had only once before put up five runs over the first three innings in three straight road games. That was in 1936, in wins over Washington (July 17) and Philadelphia (a doubleheader on July 18).

Jon Lester struck out 14 Rockies batters over eight innings in a 3-2 victory at Wrigley Field. The Cubs have won two World Series since the last time they had a left-handed pitcher record 14+ strikeouts in a game. On May 30, 1906, Jack Pfiester fanned 17 Cardinals in a complete-game 4-2, 15-inning home loss to the Cardinals. The Cubs finished that year with a record of 116-36 (.763), representing the best single-season winning percentage in modern major-league history. The North Siders lost to the crosstown White Sox in the Fall Classic before rebounding to win the World Series in both 1907 and 1908.


FenFan said...

Since 10 July, the Red Sox have won three games and lost 13.

I know the season is lost, guys, but shouldn't we still try to WIN a game now and then? Especially in front of the hometown fans?

allan said...

Maybe they are doing their "best" to get a high draft pick?

allan said...

Blue Jays get David Price. Their Pythag says they should be leading the division by four games rather than trailing by seven! ... Shit, do I have to root for these clowns to top the MFY? I guess I do.

hrstrat57 said...

Time for a nice fitted Jays cap Allan :)

allan said...

Yeah, right after I get a Jeter jersey!

allan said...

Chris Sale had a 2-0 lead when he took the mound in the bottom of the first inning of the White Sox game at Fenway Park, but it wasn't Sale's night as he allowed seven runs and a career-high total of 12 hits in Chicago's 8-2 loss. It was Sale's first loss in a game in which he pitched with a lead of two or more runs since June 7, 2013 versus Oakland, a game he lost despite pitching with a three-run lead. From that game until Thursday's loss, Sale had posted a 23-0 record in the 30 starts in which he pitched with a lead of at least two runs.

And a first in MLB history:
Brandon Phillips produced four hits, including two home runs, drove in seven runs and stole two bases in the Reds' 15-5 rout of the Pirates. Phillips is the first major-league player since runs batted in became an official statistic in 1920 to register at least four hits, two homers, seven RBIs and two stolen bases in one game. If you limit the comparison to the last two elements, that is, at least seven RBIs and two steals, the only other big-league players to combine those in the same game are Mickey Mantle (Aug. 19, 1962) and Gary Sheffield (Sept. 18, 1995).

D.Ing said...

I think Don and Jerry are really losing interest in what's actually occuring in the game. In the third inning, Chris Sale throws 8 consecutive strikes. He's one pitch away from an Immaculate Inning, pitching to Bogaerts 0-2. All the booth boys can do is gush about how smart Alex Spier is. I think he's smart, but guys, there's a game going on. One more strike and Chris Sale will record the first immaculate inning by a White Sox pitcher since Sloppy Thurston in 1923.

Bogaerts loops one to right, gets tagged out going to second. Time for a commercial. Whoops. Farrell challenges the call, but we don't know that if we're watching on NESN.

They lose the challenge anyway, and the brush with pitching history recedes from view, unnoticed by ...anybody?

allan said...

With the season going the way it's going, they must figure that since the games are not that important and interest is waning, why focus on the field so much? In other words, there is no need to do their actual jobs. Just goof off and whatever, it doesn't matter all that much.

(Hey there really was a Sloppy Thurston. I thought maybe you made him up!)