August 4, 2019

G114: Yankees 7, Red Sox 4

Red Sox - 000 022 000 - 4  7  0
Yankees - 106 000 00x - 7 10  0
The upper decks at Yankee Stadium III roared "Who's Your Daddy?", David Price received a standing ovation as he walked off the field after allowing seven straight baserunners in the third inning, and the Red Sox, having seen any possible shot at the division disappear as their losing streak reached eight games, fell 6.5 games behind in the race for the second wild card spot.

That's pretty much textbook CHB-porn, right there.

The MFY finished off their first four-game series sweep of the Red Sox in ten years (August 6-9, 2009). ... Since winning the first three games against the Yankees in historic fashion at Fenway Park last weekend, the Red Sox's results have been: Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss.

Sadly, the Red Sox currently are the only ones paying the (David) Price.

In the bottom of the third, Price had two outs and a runner on first. No big deal, right? But that third out proved impossible for Price (2.2-9-7-2-3, 75) to find. The inning began with K, BB, F7 ... and spiraled hopelessly out of control with: home run, double, double, single, double, single, walk. Darwinzon Hernandez recorded the final out on two pitches. ... Price's ERA at Yankee Stadium since joining the Red Sox is 9.61.

Christian Vázquez (#17) and Michael Chavis (#18) hit back-to-back homers in the fifth. Vázquez also followed Andrew Benintendi hit a two-out, two-run single in the sixth with a walk, bringing Chavis to the plate as the potential tying run, but Luis Cessa struck him out.

AL Wild Card: CLE/TBR –, OAK 0.5, BOS 6.5, TEX 7.0.

David Price / J.A. Happ
Betts, RF
Devers, 3B
Bogaerts, SS
Martinez, DH
Travis, 1B
Benintendi, LF
Vázquez, C
Chavis, 2B
Bradley, CF
Activated: David Price. ... Recalled: Ryan Weber. ... Optioned: Colten Brewer, Josh Smith, and Marco Hernández.

In yesterday's nightcap, J.D. Martinez walked four time, the second four-BB game of his career (May 16, 2017 (nice linescore!)). He was on base six times in Saturday's doubleheader, but did not score.

Back on Friday Night: In the top of the 14th inning of Friday's White Sox/Phillies game, with outfielder Roman Quinn on the mound, pitcher Vince Velasquez, who was playing left field, threw Jose Abreu out at the plate. The Phillies lost 4-3 in 15 innings.

AL Wild Card: CLE/TBR –, OAK 0.5, BOS 5.5, TEX 7.0, LAA 8.0.

1 comment:

allan said...

The start of the game is delayed.

PeteAbe tweet: "It drizzled for about 30 seconds and now the tarp is coming off. The Yankees announced an 8:15 start time and the crowd booed. It didn't rain and it'll take 40 minutes to get the field ready?"