April 26, 2017

G20: Yankees 3, Red Sox 1

Yankees - 020 001 000 - 3  5  0
Red Sox - 000 000 001 - 1  4  2
On a foggy night at Fenway, Luis Severino (7-3-0-2-6, 100) kept the Red Sox at bay and Aaron Judge celebrated his 25th birthday with a two-run homer off Rick Porcello (6.2-5-3-4-9, 118).

Aroldis Chapman needed 33 pitches to dispatch Boston in the bottom of the ninth, as the Red Sox left men at first and third.

Judge became the third Yankee to homer on his birthday at Fenway Park, joining Yogi Berra (May 12, 1947) and Roger Maris (September 10, 1966). ... Since beginning the season 1-4, New York has won 11 of 14.

Boston baserunners over the first eight innings:
2nd: Hanley Ramirez singled with one out. Two fielder's choice groundouts followed.

3rd: Marco Hernandez singled to lead off. He was stranded at third.

4th: Mookie Betts reached on a leadoff infield single. Mitch Moreland walked. Ramirez GIDP and Jackie Bradley flied to left.

7th: Bradley walked with two outs, was forced at second.
Chapman's control in the ninth was not sharp. He walked Andrew Benintendi and when Betts doubled to left, Boston had two men on and no outs. Chris Young batted for Moreland and grounded out to third. The Yankees might have had a play at the plate, but third baseman Chase Headley took the more likely out at first.

Betts moved to third on a wild pitch and Ramirez walked. Bradley represented the winning run - but he fell behind 0-2, fouled off a pitch, then struck out. Josh Rutledge fouled off three pitches on a 2-2 count - one of them was a long drive to left on a slider he was unfortunately a little out in front of - before striking out swinging.
Luis Severino / Rick Porcello
Bogaerts, SS
Benintendi, CF
Betts, RF
Moreland, 1B
Ramirez, DH
Bradley, CF
Rutledge, 3B
Hernandez, 2B
Leon, C
About last night, from Elias:
White Sox batters came through with seven two-out hits producing eight runs in their 10-5 win over the Royals on Tuesday. Chicago entered the day with a .182 team batting average with two outs, which was the third lowest mark in the major leagues ahead of Kansas City (.143) and San Diego (.170).

Trea Turner hit for the cycle and drove in seven runs leading the Nationals to a 15-12 win over the Rockies on Tuesday. Turner became the eighth player in major-league history to drive in seven or more runs in a game while hitting for the cycle...

[Eric] Thames’ eight homers against the Reds [this month] tie the most any player has hit against any team in a calendar month in MLB history. Three other players went deep eight times against a particular opponent in a calendar month: Babe Ruth against the Philadelphia Athletics in May of 1930, Willie Stargell against [Atlanta] in April 1971 and Deron Johnson against the Montreal Expos in July 1971.

The Cubs beat the Pirates despite their offense mustering only one run and two hits on Tuesday night. That marked only the third time in the last 78 years the Cubs won a game while producing only one run and two or fewer hits, having also done that on June 30, 1964 against the Reds at Wrigley Field (1-0 win with two hits) and on September 1, 1999 against the Padres at Qualcomm Stadium (1-0 win with two hits).

The Tigers and Mariners put on an offensive show in a game Detroit would win by a score of 19-9 on Tuesday night. A total of 55 batters reach based safely via hit, walk or hit by pitch in the game – 31 by Detroit and 24 by Seattle. Prior to Tuesday, the last game that featured at least 55 base runners reaching via hit walk or hit by pitch in a nine-inning game occurred nearly nine years ago, when the Marlins and Rockies combined for 56 base runners on July 4, 2008.
"Slide" Of The Year? Chris Coghlan of the Blue Jays.


Dr. Jeff said...

Watch that slide video again. Coghlan missed third base.

allan said...

Alex Speier: "At 23 years, 65 days, Severino is the 3rd youngest Yankee pitcher in the last 100 years to throw 7+ shutout innings at Fenway."