September 11, 2018

G145-154: Red Sox vs Blue Jays, vs Mets, at Yankees, at Cleveland

The Red Sox went 7-3 while I was away. They became the first team to clinch a postseason spot, they won their third straight AL East title (and did it at Yankee Stadium III), and they tied the franchise's record for most wins in a season.

G145: Tuesday, September 11: Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 2 [First team to clinch playoff berth]
Blue Jays - 000 002 000 - 2  5  0
Red Sox   - 000 000 43x - 7  7  1
G146: Wednesday, September 12: Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 0 [100th win of season]
Blue Jays - 000 000 000 - 0  4  0
Red Sox   - 000 010 00x - 1  4  0
G147: Thursday, September 13: Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3
Blue Jays - 001 000 020 - 3  7  1
Red Sox   - 011 001 01x - 4  9  0
G148: Friday, September 14: Mets 8, Red Sox 0
Mets    - 103 100 030 - 8  9  0
Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0  4  0
G149: Saturday, September 15: Red Sox 5, Mets 3
Mets    - 000 300 000 - 3  2  2
Red Sox - 100 040 00x - 5 10  0
G150: Sunday, September 16: Red Sox 4, Mets 3
Mets    - 000 002 100 - 3  6  0
Red Sox - 003 000 01x - 4  6  1
G151: Tuesday, September 18: Yankees 3, Red Sox 2
Red Sox - 001 000 001 - 2  5  0
Yankees - 000 000 30x - 3  3  2
G152: Wednesday, September 19: Yankees 10, Red Sox 1
Red Sox - 000 010 000 -  1  9  1
Yankees - 030 104 02x - 10 11  0
G153: Thursday, September 20: Red Sox 11, Yankees 6 [Clinch 3rd straight AL East title]
Red Sox - 121 010 330 - 11 13  0
Yankees - 020 400 000 -  6  7  2
G154: Friday, September 21: Red Sox 7, Cleveland 5 [Tie franchise's record of 105 wins]
Red Sox   - 001 001 401 - 7 13  1
Cleveland - 000 310 100 - 5 10  0

I will be away for the next two weeks, exploring six Ontario provincial parks with Laura - and Diego. Yesterday, we drove four hours north from Mississauga. We will spend part of tomorrow in Sudbury, then head east to Sault Ste. Marie, and north and west around Lake Superior, going as far as Thunder Bay. Three parks on the way out and three on the return.

At least two of the parks have beaches where dogs can run off-lease. Diego is going to have the time of his life - he loves the beach and he'll get to live in the car! ... I think I'm more excited for him than I am for myself.

Watching or listening to the Red Sox would be a very relaxing thing to do at the end of each day, but I doubt we will have enough internet access (or data). I don't think I'll be posting anything until September 24. [UPDATED!]
G145: Tuesday, September 11: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 7 PM
G146: Wednesday, September 12: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 7 PM
G147: Thursday, September 13: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 7 PM
  
G148: Friday, September 14: Mets at Red Sox, 7 PM
G149: Saturday, September 15: Mets at Red Sox, 4 PM
G150: Sunday, September 16: Mets at Red Sox, 1 PM
  
G151: Tuesday, September 18: Red Sox at Yankees, 1 PM
G152: Wednesday, September 19: Red Sox at Yankees, 7 PM
G153: Thursday, September 20: Red Sox at Yankees, 7 PM
  
G154: Friday, September 21: Red Sox at Cleveland, 7 PM
When I get back, there are only six eight more games in the regular season:
G155: Saturday, September 22: Red Sox at Cleveland, 7 PM
G156: Sunday, September 23: Red Sox at Cleveland, 1 PM
G157: Monday, September 24: Orioles at Red Sox, 7 PM
G158: Tuesday, September 25: Orioles at Red Sox, 7 PM
G159: Wednesday, September 26: Orioles at Red Sox, 7 PM
  
G160: Friday, September 28: Yankees at Red Sox, 7 PM
G161: Saturday, September 29: Yankees at Red Sox, 1 PM
G162: Sunday, September 30: Yankees at Red Sox, 2 PM
The AL WC Game will be played on Wednesday, October 3.

The Red Sox will face the winner of that game in the ALDS, which begins at Fenway Park on Friday, October 5.

11 comments:

Dr. Jeff said...

Dang! Will miss your write-ups. Did you consider getting a guest blogger for this duration (I don't have the baseball package so can't do it), but maybe someone could help?

bamatrout said...

Have a great trip! I think you go west to Sault Ste. Marie though!

Jim said...

Have a safe trip, I'll miss your commentary. I grew up in Kingston, ON., on the north shore where the Great Lakes morph into the mighty St. Lawrence River. I remember fondly the summer of '67 (yes, among other things), when, as a student, I was lucky enough to have a summer job with the Parks Dept., but 3 of my buddies were jobless and decided to go "out west" to look for summer work. They bought an old car and went, and to this day, while regaling all who will listen with the same old tales, still can't get over that after 3 solid days of dawn to dusk driving, they were still in Ontario. Happy travels!

allan said...

Yes, we will go West to SMS!

If anyone wants to recap games, feel free. I'll put comments through asap.

100 tonight?

allan said...

In Sudbury tonight; long drive to Lake Superior Park tomorrow.

paul hickman said...

100 WINS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well belt me with a Shovel ........ That is something I never ever expected to see in my lifetime ........

I always used to laugh each year when Laura went Triple Digits ........ Now we know she was on the Truth Serum !!!!!!!

If you look around in those Parks you might find some Trees , Cabins , Bones etc. that pre-date the last Century season more than 7 decades ago

Well Done Sox

Now there is only 1 thing left to do until Oct - beat the MFY ....... and then beat em again !

MThomas said...

Alan, I am lost without without this blog. I've read enough panicked BS today for the entire year.

It's a meaningless series September series. It would have been nice to see a solid start from Price, but oh well. Brasier will be fine in October. Bad pitch selection and a hanging breaking ball to Neil Walker on Tuesday.

Here's hoping the pop the corks tonight.

paul hickman said...

It was highly appropriate that JD started it , Mookie finished it & everybody contributed

AL East Champs

Well Done to All

Now we gotta hope that those Oakland Athletics become VERY athletic ........ although you know the old expression - be careful what you wish for !

Straddling the Border said...

With the win over Cleveland Friday night, the 2018 Bosox won their 105th game in their 154th game of the season, just like the 1912 team did. (The 1912 team's record was a smidgeon better, at 105-47-2.)

laura k said...

Laughing at the triple digits, eh? It's nice to know my wild optimism was noticed! Now the Sox have finally caught up with me.

laura k said...

West to The Soo. Or at least SSM.