September 12, 2015

G141: Red Sox 10, Rays 4

Red Sox - 302 210 200 - 10 13  0
Rays    - 000 020 110 -  4  7  1
David Ortiz hit two home runs - #499 and #500!

Ortiz became the 27th major league player to hit 500 regular season home runs when he crushed a solo shot to right-center (432 feet) in the fifth inning. He also blasted a three-run shot in the first inning. Both home runs came off Matt Moore.

Mookie Betts (#15) and Dustin Pedroia (#10) hit back-to-back dongs in the third. ... Pedroia added a two-run double in the fourth. ... Travis Shaw hit a two-run bomb in the seventh.

Rick Porcello: 7-5-3-3-8, 118.

Also: Yankee reliever Chasen Shreve issued three bases-loaded walks in the top of the eleventh inning this afternoon as the Blue Jays strolled to a 9-5 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. New York blew a 4-1 lead and now trails Toronto by 3.5 games. ... The Yankees lost the nightcap 10-4.
Rick Porcello / Matt Moore
Betts, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Shaw, 1B
Sandoval, 3B
Castillo, LF
Swihart, C
Bradley, RF


allan said...


Jake Arrieta is 8-0 with a 0.46 earned run average over his last eight starts dating back to August 4. Only one other pitcher since 1913, the first year earned runs were recorded on official scoresheets in the American and National Leagues, went 8-0 with an ERA below 0.50 over an eight-start span within one season: Bob Gibson went 8-0 with a 0.25 ERA over an eight-start span in June/July 1968. Gibson threw six shutouts over that eight-start span.

David Ortiz has 13 extra-base hits over his last 13 games. That matches the second-most extra-base hits Ortiz has had over a 13-game span in his major-league career. Ortiz had 14 extra-base hits over 13 games in 2004.

allan said...

NYP: "Scoring machine Jays have made Yankees underdogs — and it shows"

In the Post's early game story last night, a scout was quoted as saying Toronto's 11-5 win was like "the Varsity versus the JV".

Toronto is 30-9 over their last 39 games.