July 23, 2015

G96: Astros 5, Red Sox 4

Red Sox - 110 000 020 - 4 10  0
Astros  - 100 000 301 - 5 10  1
Jose Altuve's walkoff home run [off Craig Breslow] in the bottom of the ninth inning stamped an exclamation point on one of the worst road trips in Red Sox history. Boston was swept in a four-game series in Anaheim and then lost all three games at Minute Maid Park to mark only the third time that the Red Sox did not win a game on a road trip of at least seven games. They also did that on an eight-game trip to end the 1951 season and during an eight-game road trip in 1907, during which they lost seven games and tied one.
12 GB.
Wade Miley / Lance McCullers

I hear NESN will be using some Frank Zappa as its new Red Sox theme music.


Jake of All Trades said...


allan said...

More Elias:

Clayton Kershaw shut out the Mets on Thursday night and became the first major-league pitcher since 1900 (the modern era) to strike out at least 10 batters with no runs or walks allowed in each of three consecutive starts. Kershaw had 13 strikeouts in a complete-game win against the Phillies on July 8, then fanned 14 in eight innings versus the Nationals last Saturday, and finished with 11 strikeouts on Thursday evening. The last pitcher, before Kershaw, to have even two straight starts of that kind was Cy Young for the Boston Americans (now the Red Sox) in 1905.