August 27, 2016

G129: Red Sox 8, Royals 3

Royals  - 020 000 001 - 3  6  1
Red Sox - 220 121 00x - 8 12  0
Dustin Pedroia (4-for-5) came within one hit of tying the major league record for most consecutive at-bats with a hit.
August 25 vs Rays
1st inning: L6
3rd inning: Single
6th inning: Single
8th inning: Single

August 26 vs Royals
1st inning: Single
2nd inning: Single
4th inning: Walk
6th inning: Single
8th inning: Single

August 27 vs Royals
1st inning: Single
2nd inning: Double
4th inning: Single
6th inning: Single
8th inning: 4-6-3 DP
The record is 12, set by Johnny Kling (August 24-28, 1902) and Walt Dropo (July 14-15, 1952).

Pedroia's feat of reaching base in 12 straight plate appearances fell short of the MLB record of 16, set by Ted Williams in 1957.

Over his last 16 games, Pedroia is batting .484 (30-for-62).

Xander Bogaerts doubled, homered and drove in three runs. ... Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez hit back-to-back dongs in the fifth. ... Price: 6-5-2-2-7, 110. Price's season ERA is now below 4 (3.97).
Danny Duffy / David Price
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Betts, RF
Ramirez, 1B
Leon, C
Young, LF
Hill, 3B
Bradley, CF
Dustin Pedroia and Mookie Betts both reached base in all five of their plate appearances [on Friday night] ... Pedroia had four singles and a walk in the leadoff spot for Boston, while cleanup hitter Betts notched the first five-hit game of his major-league career. ...

Pedroia and Betts are the first leadoff/cleanup combo in Red Sox history to go 9-for-9 or better at the plate in a game. The last duo on any team to achieve that feat did so over 94 years ago. On July 10, 1922, in the first game of a doubleheader at Pittsburgh, Dave Bancroft went 5-for-5 atop the New York Giants lineup, while cleanup hitter Irish Meusel went 4-for-4 in the Giants' 19-2 pummeling of the Pirates.

1 comment:

allan said...

Ryan Hannable, WEEI:
"In those six games, the allusive key hit just hasn't been there. In those games, the team is batting just .233 with runners in scoring position. Overall, going into Friday, they were batting .286 for the season."