August 14, 2015

G115: Red Sox 15, Mariners 1

Mariners - 100 000 000 -  1  7  1
Red Sox  - 306 022 11x - 15 21  0
It was a total team effort, as the Red Sox totaled six doubles, two triples, and three home runs in a rout of the Mariners.

Travis Shaw: 3-for-5, 2 home runs, two runs scored, three RBI

David Ortiz: 2-for-4, double, walk, 3 runs scored, RBI

Pablo Sandoval: 3-for-5, 2 doubles, 2 runs scored, 3 RBI

Brock Holt: 2-for-6, double, triple, 3 RBI

Rusney Castillo: 2-for-3, home run, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI

Jackie Bradley: 3-for-5, double, run scored, RBI

Ryan Hanigan: 2-for-5, 2 runs scored

Mookie Betts: 2-for-6, triple, run, RBI

Joe Kelly: 6-4-1-2-6, 106.
Mike Montgomery / Joe Kelly
Betts, CF
Holt, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Castillo, RF
Sandoval, 3B
Shaw, 1B
Hanigan, C
Bradley, LF
Rob Bradford, WEEI: Who Is Going To Play First For Red Sox?

Matt Collins, OTM: Is Pablo Sandoval Really This Bad?

Also: The first-place Blue Jays (winners of 11 straight and 14 of 15) host the MFY (Price/Nova). Toronto is the first team to have two winning streaks of at least 11 games - June 2-14, August 2-13 - since Cleveland in 1954.

Bill Lankhof, Toronto Sun:
Hal Steinbrenner, the New York Yankees' managing general partner, told reporters this week that the American League East Division title is "still ours to lose."

So far, they're done a bang-up job of doing precisely that.

This was a team with a seven-game lead July 28. They have squandered all of it and now are looking up at a surging Blue Jays team which has passed them for the division lead.


allan said...

Mike Trout could be the first batter in AL history to led the league in runs scored four years in a row. He's 5 away from the league leader now.

Non-Trout AL batters who have led the league in RS three years in a row:
Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle.

allan said...

MFY: 000 000 400 - 4
TOR: 003 000 000 - 3

Beltran clubbed a pinch-hit three-run dong to give the Yankees the lead. Andrew Miller wiggled out of a 2nd/3rd, 1 out jam in the bottom of the ninth, ending the game with a 12-pitch strikeout of Troy Tulowitzki. MFY back on top by 0.5.