August 28, 2016

G130: Royals 10, Red Sox 4

Royals  - 020 008 000 - 10 10  1
Red Sox - 000 130 000 -  4  9  1
... as Sleepy John Farrell and the bullpen blow yet another game. This time it was Matt Barnes who torched the place, facing five batters in the sixth, retiring no one, and allowing five runs.

Boston got its first run on David Ortiz's 31st home run of the season. (This came after the squanderific Red Sox hit into three double plays in the first three innings.) Big Papi's center field blast was career HR #534, tying him with Jimmie Foxx for 18th all-time. Right above Ortiz in 17th place is Mickey Mantle (536).

Xander Bogaerts drove in two run in the fifth to break a 2-2 tie. Then Eduardo Rodriguez tired (5.1-4-5-4-1, 98) as Farrell took a nap, and the game went straight down the shitter.

Yordano Ventura / Eduardo Rodriguez
Holt, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Betts, RF
Ramirez, 1B
Shaw, 3B
Young, LF
Leon, C
Bradley, CF

1 comment:

allan said...


In his third year in the big leagues, Betts has become one of the best hitters in the majors at doing damage in hitters' counts, such as 1-0, 2-0 and 3-1.
Through Saturday's games, the top three batters in hitters' counts in MLB, according to Michael Bonzagni of ESPN Stats & Info:

Best batting average in hitters' counts
1. Jose Altuve .515
2. J.T. Realmuto .514
3. Mookie Betts .513

Best slugging percentage in hitters' counts
1. Chris Carter 1.015
2. Mookie Betts 1.009
3. Trevor Story .971

Best OPS in hitters' counts
1. Chris Carter 1.619
2. Mookie Betts 1.594
3. Dexter Fowler 1.532