September 2, 2016

G134: Red Sox 16, Athletics 2

Red Sox   - 101 046 031 - 16 17  0
Athletics - 000 200 000 -  2  6  2
Travis Shaw (3-for-6) led the way by driving in five runs on two doubles and a home run. It was the fourth time this year that Shaw has had a five-RBI game.

Yoan Moncada made his major league debut at third base in the seventh inning. He walked and scored in the eighth and struck out swinging in ninth.

Hanley Ramirez and David Ortiz each drove in three runs. ... Xander Bogaerts scored three runs. ... David Price (7-4-2-3-7, 101) has a 2.06 ERA over his last five starts.
David Price / Andrew Triggs
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Betts, RF
Ramirez, 1B
Shaw, 3B
Holt, LF
Leon, C
Bradley, CF
The Red Sox begin a nine-game, three-city, two-country road trip tonight. The trip includes three games each against the Athletics, Padres and the AL East-leading Blue Jays. Both Oakland and San Diego are in last place in their respective divisions and it is therefore essential that Boston kick their collective asses in those six games.

In addition to calling up Yoan Moncada, the Red Sox have added infielder Deven Marrero and pitchers Joe Kelly and Robby Scott. Scott is a 27-year-old lefty who has been in the system for six seasons. With Pawtucket this year, Scott has a 2.54 ERA with 73 strikeouts in 78 innings.

Also: TOR/TBR and MFY/BAL.
TOR ---
BOS 2.0
BAL 4.0
MFY 6.5
Alex Speier's 108 Stitches newsletter ends with a veritable Moncadapalooza.

1 comment:

allan said...

A few nights ago, I heard Dave O'Brien tell me that starting pitching was a problem for the Red Sox. I am not surprised to learn that O'Brien was dead wrong.

Boston's starters posted a 3.29 ERA in August (69 ER/189.0 IP), MLB's 3rd-lowest mark behind the Cubs (2.16) and Royals (3.27).

Sox starters held opponents to a .220 AVG in the month, 2nd to only CHC (.189).

Boston's starters have a 3.50 ERA in the club's last 48 games since July 9, which ranks 2nd in MLB behind only the Cubs (2.72). No team has received more innings from its starters than Boston has in that span (301.0)