October 1, 2016

G161: Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 3

Blue Jays - 020 001 001 - 4  4  0
Red Sox   - 200 000 010 - 3  5  0
Craig Kimbrel walked the first batter he faced in the top of the ninth (Michael Saunders). The Jays pinch-ran Dalton Pompey and bunted him to second. Kimbrel's wild pitch put Pompey on third. A sacrifice fly brought him home and broke a 3-3 tie.

The Red Sox went in order in the bottom of the ninth.

Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 (and scored twice) and has 214 hits this season. Only two men in Red Sox history have had more hits in one season: Wade Boggs (240 in 1985) and Tris Speaker (222 in 1912).

Also, the Red Sox have three players (Betts, David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez) with at least 110 RBI for the first time since 1950 (Bobby Doerr, Walt Dropo, Vern Stephens). There have been five Red Sox teams with three players with 110+ RBI: 1940, 1946, 1948, 1950, 2016.
J.A. Happ / Eduardo Rodriguez
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Betts, RF
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, 1B
Young, LF
Bradley, CF
Hill, 3B
Vazquez, C
It is official: The Red Sox will play against Cleveland in the ALDS.

Today's Toronto Sun:


allan said...

The Mets have clinched one of the two NL wild card spots. ... Too bad, Yankee fans!!!

allan said...

"It's possible that Scully holds the highest possible approval rating for anyone who's done any job in the history of the world."

Paul Hickman said...

Houston ........ It appears we may have a Kimbrel problem ?