July 21, 2019

G100: Orioles 5, Red Sox 0

Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0  1  0
Orioles - 112 000 01x - 5  7  0
One hit.

The Red Sox lead the major leagues in hits (967, 39 more than Houston) and runs scored (566, 12 more than the Yankees). The Orioles are the only team in the majors to allow an average of six runs per game (6.21).

One hit. No runs.

Asher Wojciechowski, despite a 6.49 career ERA (8.09 in 14 career starts) and -1.3 WAR, looked like Walter Johnson on Sunday afternoon (7-1-0-2-10, 105), striking out six of the first seven Boston batters, and nine through the first four innings. In seven innings, Red Sox batters swung and missed 23 times.

Brock Holt was hit by a pitch in the third. He also walked in the sixth, and was immediately erased on a double play. Rafael Devers led off the seventh with a DOUBLE. He stayed there and watched two groundouts to third and a fly to center. Jackie Bradley walked with one out in the eighth before Paul Fry struck out the next two batters. Mookie Betts walked in the ninth and stole second base, and was on third when the game ended.

Andrew Cashner (6-6-4-2-7, 105) could not stop the worst team in baseball from scoring in each of the first three innings. Trey Mancini homered in the first and third innings, driving in three runs. Chris Davis's chronically comatose bat doubled in a run in the second. Jonathan Villar homered off Heath Hembree in the eighth.

The Red Sox lost two of three games to the Orioles, and in their sole victory, they blew a five-run lead. ... It was reported that several players felt that Friday's 11-2 loss was the team's worst game of the season. They might be rethinking that opinion tonight, on their flight to Tampa Bay.

AL East: Rockies 8, MFY 4. ... Rays 4, White Sox 2. ... MFY –, TBR 9.0, BOS 11.0.
Andrew Cashner / Asher Wojciechowski
Betts, RF
Devers, 3B
Bogaerts, SS
Martinez, DH
Benintendi, LF
Vázquez, C
Bradley, CF
Holt, 1B
Hernández, 2B
AL East: Rockies/MFY & White Sox/Rays, 1 PM. ... MFY –, TBR 10.0, BOS 11.0.


GK said...

Mariano Rivera is in the HOF. Just in time to learn more about his not-so-nice part.


allan said...

Another reader sent me that link earlier today. Interesting (and offensive) stuff.