September 7, 2015

G137: Red Sox 11, Blue Jays 4

Blue Jays - 100 010 020 -  4  9  0
Red Sox   - 012 203 12x - 11 17  0
Jackie Bradley went 4-for-4 (two singles, double, home run), scored twice, and drove in four runs. Back on August 6, Bradley's batting average was in danger of dropping below .100. It is now .312.

Mookie Betts had three hits and scored twice. ... David Ortiz hit two doubles. ... Xanger Bogaerts and Travis Shaw each drove in two runs. ... Rick Porcello (7.1-8-4-2-4, 107).

The Yankees beat the Orioles 8-6, cutting Toronto's lead to 0.5 games.
Mark Buehrle / Rick Porcello
Betts, CF
Sandoval, 3B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Shaw, 1B
Castillo, LF
Holt, 2B
Swihart, C
Bradley, RF
Toronto leads the AL East by 1.5 games. ... The second-place Yankees host the Orioles at 1 PM.

Since July 28, the Blue Jays are 28-7. ... They have the best run differential in MLB: +199.


Zenslinger said...

Is it just me or does run differential seem to be especially out of whack with teams' records?

It starts with the Blue Jays at +199 -- but their record is not commensurately impressive (19 games over .500). After all, the Yanks are only a half game behind them and are +89.

The Cardinals' +124 doesn't seem enough to explain their being 27 games over .500.

Oakland's run diff is +1 -- and they're 59-79.

Weird. But I guess a lot of teams' records do reflect their run differentials, including ours.

allan said...

Yankees RHP Nathan Eovaldi will be shut down for two weeks after an MRI today revealed right elbow inflammation.

hrstrat57 said...

Memo to Dave D:

I am now feeling that the tripleB's (JBJ, Betts and Xander) are untouchable.

allan said...

Jackie Bradley Jr has at least 4 hits & 4 RBI for the 2nd time in 23 days. It is the shortest span by a Red Sox since Manny Ramirez in 2002.

allan said...

"Jackie Bradley Jr. had four hits, including a home run, in four at-bats from the ninth spot of the Red Sox batting order as they beat the Blue Jays, 11-4. The only other players who have gone 4-for-4 or better with a home run from the bottom spot of the batting order in a game for the Red Sox are Babe Ruth and, more recently, Christian Vazquez (last September). The Bambino did it on July 21, 1915, when he went 4-for-4 [as a pitcher], including the fourth home run of his major-league career."