July 28, 2016

G100: Angels 2, Red Sox 1

Red Sox - 001 000 000 - 1  8  1
Angels  - 000 000 002 - 2 10  0
This one - with two Angels runs scoring on Hanley Ramirez's throwing error on a possible game-ending (and Boston-game-winning) double play grounder - sounded like a real punch in the gut.

David Price (8-7-0-1-6, 109) threw eight shutout innings before Brad Ziegler took over in the ninth. The Angels loaded the bases with one out. Daniel Nava grounded a ball to Ramirez at first. His throw home sailed over the catcher's head and the tying and winning runs scored easily.

Eight of the nine Red Sox batters had a single (Jackie Bradley was hitless). David Ortiz also walked twice.
David Price / Jered Weaver
Betts, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, 1B
Bradley, CF
Shaw, 3B
Leon, C
Holt, LF
First game of a four-game series against the Angels, who are last in the AL West.

Boston remains 2.5 GB the Orioles, in third place.

John Farrell indicated that David Ortiz may not play tonight.

1 comment:

allan said...

It marked the first time since Aug. 8, 2003, that the Red Sox lost a game in which they didn’t permit an earned run. It was the first game of the year that the Sox lost when entering the ninth with a lead. It was the second time of the season that the Sox lost a game in which they didn’t give up a single extra-base hit.
The Red Sox are now 8-32 when scoring four or fewer runs, their .200 winning percentage in such games ranking as the fourth-worst in the majors and the second-worst in the AL.